Undergraduate Programs

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Economics

When businesses are looking to make major decisions, to whom do they turn? Very often the answer is: Economists. Economists analyze the behavior of production, distribution and consumption of goods to evaluate the impact of decisions on the success of businesses, households and governments. The study of economic principles enables discovery of cause and effect, and it enables people to make sound decisions, not only in finance and banking but also in public health, policymaking, global relations and nearly every aspect of everyday life. From evaluating how a change in healthcare may impact a hospital’s population or a family’s budget, to examining a grocery store’s ability to change produce prices, economic methods produce sound decisions and the skills of economists are sought by every industry.

Why Major in Economics?

Students looking to have a wide range of possible career options may pursue a degree in Economics. Because economic principles inform all the other business disciplines, students with economics degrees are equipped for diverse positions in business and in government. While most economics majors are housed within colleges of liberal arts, our School of Economics’ unique home in the LeBow College of Business sets our graduates apart, by the business foundations they receive and by our emphasis on economics as an applied discipline, enriched and solidified by the experiential learning opportunities of our co-op program.

Our undergraduate programs include a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, both of which combine coursework in economics and the functional fields of business administration within the context of a general scientific and humanities curriculum.

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Undergraduate Economics Degree Options

Bachelor of Science in Economics

LeBow’s STEM-designated Bachelor of Science in Economics egree provides a broad education in a range of areas with a focus on quantitative methods and building professional skills. BS in Economics students choose from two concentrations — Business Economics or Mathematical Economics — or can choose to develop depth of knowledge in a secondary field outside of economics through our Coordinate Field Option. The Economics Major concentration is available to all students enrolled at Drexel LeBow.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics introduces students to modern economics within the context of a broad-based liberal arts curriculum. The degree is oriented towards students with interests in the less-quantitative features of economics and provides an even broader liberal arts education than the BS in Economics. BA in Economics students combine their studies in economics with a major or minor in another field of study.

Business Economics Co-Major

Drexel’s Business Economics co-major is designed for students who wish to receive a sound education within a specific functional area of business (primary major) while supplementing that knowledge with an overview of economics (co-major). The Economics Co-Major concentration is available to all students enrolled at Drexel LeBow.

Accelerated BS in Economics / MBA Degree

LeBow’s Accelerated BS in Economics + MBA program provides academically qualified students the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in only five years of study.

Minor in Economics

A minor in economics provides a solid background in the application of economic theory to markets. Students complete standard courses in micro- and macroeconomics that emphasize core training in economic decision making.

Minor in International Economics

A minor in international economics provides students with a basic understanding of economics and exposes them to advanced topics dealing with international trade, multinational corporations and other aspects of international economics. The minor complements a variety of degrees, particularly for students interested in applying their major discipline to an international context or within a multinational corporation.

Questions?

All interested students should meet with an advisor. Make an appointment by emailing or calling the  Undergraduate Advising Office  at 215.895.2110.

    Average Co-op Weekly Pay: $680
    Top Co-Op Recruiters:
    • CHUBB (formerly ACE USA)
    • Comcast Corporation
    • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
    • PECO, an Exelon Company
    • Susquehanna Int’l Group LLP
    Top Graduate Schools:
    • University of Chicago (MBA)
    • Columbia University (PhD)
    • London School of Economics (MS)
    • Princeton University (MS)
    • University of Arizona (PhD)
    • University of Maryland (MS)
    • University of Michigan (JD)
    Average Starting Salary: $67,250
    Full-time employment data reflects the class of 2018. Co-op data reflects academic year 2017-2018.

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