Business and Leadership

Major in Economics

If you are interested in or curious about wealth and poverty, financial events in the media, government programs and policies and the structure of society economics is a good major for you. At EMU our economics major examines many of society’s most fundamental and controversial issues. As an integral part of a liberal arts education, economics explains how people and societies behave. 

Our economics graduates go on to make an impact in law, business, politics, international relief and a variety of other world changing careers. 

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Economics Major Core Courses Credits 
ECON 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 300 Environmental Economics 3
ECON 311 Contemporary Economic Issues 3
ECON 331 History of Economic Thought 3
ECON 341 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECON 342 Intermediate Macroeconomics (every other year) 3
ECON 401 Development Economics 3
ECON 411 International Economics 3
ACTG 221 Financial Accounting 3
BUAD 101 Business at EMU 3
CIS 211 Spreadsheets and Data Management 1
STAT 120 Descriptive Statistics 2
STAT 220 Inferential Statistics 2
STAT 230 Regression and Anova 2

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BUAD 301 Quantitative Decision Making
MATH 350 Linear Algebra


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MATH 150 Elements of Calculus
Math 185 Calculus


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POL 311 International Relations
PXD 375 Globalization and Justice


 The economics major consists of the courses in the box above for a total of 49-50 SH.

Double majors

To encourage double majors, the required credit hours are kept to a low 48 hours. To ensure economics majors have a liberal arts perspective, students are strongly encouraged to take upper-level courses that build on EMU’s core curriculum such as philosophy, history and art.

Economics majors do not need to take the business core courses.