School of Economics

Make Your Impact on an Ever-Changing World

Housed in Drexel’s LeBow College of Business, the School of Economics provides students with a robust understanding of economic theory and business applications valued by the marketplace, including the workings of the market system, major economic institutions, economic policy and development. Students graduate poised for success in a wide variety of fields, earning some of the highest starting salaries in the region.

The School of Economics is home to leading faculty scholars who are dedicated to teaching and mentoring their students. Faculty areas of research expertise include international trade, banking, monetary and fiscal policy, industrial organization, health economics, behavioral economics, public economics and labor economics. Additional features of our program include:

  • STEM-designated Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees
  • Combined degrees and double majors in multidisciplinary fields of study
  • Experiential learning opportunities, including undergraduate cooperative education program (co-op) and graduate internships as well as consulting courses and case competitions


Our undergraduate programs include a BS and a BA 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.

The School of Economics has developed new, interdisciplinary degree options for students to pursue a STEM Bachelor of Science that pairs economics with business, math, data science, public health, or behavioral economics and organizations.

Receive a master’s in economics for integrated training in core economics, quantitative methods and policy analysis with flexibility to best match your career aspirations.

The MS in Economics and Computer Science is among the first of its kind. Combining training in advanced computational and econometric techniques, the program emphasizes managing and analyzing big data to create market platforms and facilitate cyber exchange.

Students concentrate on one of three fields of study: Industrial Organization, International Trade and Macroeconomics and receive strong training in Applied Microeconometrics.

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Events, Seminars and Dissertations


Join us to get answers to last-minute college questions and learn more about the support and community you’ll find at LeBow.

Gerri C. LeBow Hall
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

LeBow Launch is a two-day introductory leadership program for incoming LeBow College of Business first-year students.

Gerri C. LeBow Hall
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Professor Grigsby’s research includes income inequality, innovation, taxation and wage-setting.

Gerri C. LeBow Hall
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Professor Lai’s research includes international economics, economic growth and development, China economy, and innovation and technology policy.