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Business and Economics



ECON 211 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 212 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 300 Environmental Economics
ECON 301 Money and Banking
ECON 311 Contemporary Economic Issues
ECON 331 History of Economic Thought
ECON 341 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 342 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 401 Economic Development
ECON 411 International Economics

ACTG 221 Financial Accounting

BUAD 301 Quantitative Decision Making for Business OR MATH 350 Linear Algebra
CIS 121 Microcomputer Applications
MATH 140 Elementary Statistics OR MATH 240 Statistics for Natural Sciences
MATH 150 Elements of Calculus OR MATH 181 Differential Calculus
MKTG 311 Research Methods and Statistics OR SOC 336 Methods of Social Research
PXD 375 Globalization and Justice

Major in Economics

Understanding economics is important for anyone curious about wealth and poverty, financial events in the media, government programs and policies, and the structure of society.

A classical discipline, economics 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.

Careers and outcomes

Economics graduate Nessa StoltzfusThe major in economics is designed for students with interests in either graduate studies (law, history, economics, business, sociology, political science, conflict transformation, economic development) or immediate employment in the public or private sector, like economics graduate Nessa Stoltzfus, who works for Oxfam America, an international relief organization. At Oxfam, Nessa coordinates the training of college students working toward social justice.

Our graduates are doing outstanding work in graduate school!

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.