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Economics MBA Degree Concentration

The STEM-designated MBA degree with a concentration in Economics equips students with a fundamental understanding of economic ideas and concepts as well as the analytic tools to make data-driven decisions. Building insights from economics into the core MBA curriculum equips students with an understanding of how businesses are affected by changes in the economic environment, the ability to guide businesses through macroeconomic events and provide strategic, data-informed leadership during times of market disruption.

Students who choose the economics concentration for their MBA program are especially well-positioned for careers focused on finance, consulting, investing and roles that emphasize market/managerial analysis.

Courses in the concentration will help you build key skills including:

  • Pricing Strategies
  • Forecasting & Prediction
  • Causal Inference
  • Financial Analysis
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Data Analysis
  • Market Analysis

The MBA concentration in Economics is offered in person. Drexel LeBow also offers a Master’s of Science in Economics, a Master’s of Science in Economics and Computer Science and a PhD in Economics.

The MBA concentration in Economics is a STEM-designated degree program. Students with an F-1 visa can apply for a 24-month OPT extension (beyond the standard 12 months) if they meet noted criteria.

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LeBow Alum Walker Allen

I’m a generalist, and so while I’m not doing balanced scorecards every day, practicing that in class taught me to think about financial reporting as a management function.

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I knew that this experience, and the network that came with it, would lead me to a more prosperous career.

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Christopher Stroup

The Lawrie program provided the challenge I’d been seeking and helped me push into a new area.

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Every week, there’s always a new idea. There’s just so much to learn.

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You get to understand how what you learn in class is applied in the real world.

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MBA in Economics Career Options

Students with a concentration in economics can expect to find employment in the following fields:

  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Insurance
  • Forecasting
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Utilities
  • Real Estate
  • Consulting

A sample of job titles students could attain after graduating from the MBA program with an economics concentration include:

  • Management Consultant
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Financial Analyst

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How Long Does it Take to Get an MBA?

Part-Time MBA Program

Complete in 24 to 36 months

Full-Time MBA Program

Complete in 12, 15 or 18 months

MBA Economics Concentration Curriculum

Required Courses

Course Title Credits
ECON 610 Microeconomics 3

Elective Courses

Choose two courses (six credits) from the concentration-specific courses below for an economics specialization.

Course Title Credits
ECON 548 Mathematical Economics 3
ECON 540 Intro to Economics and Data Analysis 3
ECON 550 Econometrics 3
ECON 614 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 650 Business and Economic Strategy: Game Theory and Applications 3

View the full MBA degree requirements in the Drexel Catalog

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To learn more about Drexel LeBow’s MBA program, prospective students are encouraged to attend an information session or request additional information.

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