Undergraduate degree programs

Business degree


Economics is a social science concerned with how societies deal with scarcity. The W. P. Carey business degree in economics trains you to model economic phenomena in a precise and rigorous way using quantitative tools such as algebra, calculus, and statistics. You’ll graduate with the qualifications for competitive positions in banking and finance, as well as top graduate programs in economics, business, and law.

Economics degree courses

As an economics student, you’ll explore everything from pricing strategy and cost-benefit analysis to environmental policy impact and international exchange rates. Learn to think analytically and quantitatively about a variety of economic and financial issues through courses like:

  • Applied Complex Analysis
  • Applied Regression Analysis and Forecasting
  • Business Law and Ethics for Managers
  • Business Statistics
  • Differential Equations
  • Economic Development
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Global Supply Operations
  • Industrial Organization and Competition Policy
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • International Monetary Economics
  • International Trade Theory
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Marketing and Business Performance
  • Money and Banking
  • Organization and Management Leadership
  • Survey of International Economics

Customize your experience 

Applied learning experiences help you add context to classroom concepts, uncover new strengths and interests, and challenge yourself to reach new heights. You’ll have many chances to apply and diversify your skills through undergraduate research, internships, targeted career programs, and 35+ business clubs and organizations. Explore more ways to customize your experience at W. P. Carey:

Careers in economics

The business degree in economics provides the analytical and quantitative skills you need to thrive in business, government, and public policy. You’ll prepare for diverse and exciting opportunities, including any of the following careers.

Career Growth* Median Salary*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  •  Bright Outlook
  •  Green Occupation
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $80,490
Compliance Managers   7.32% $100,890
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $87,950
Economists 5.82% $91,860
Environmental Economists   5.82% $91,860
Fish and Game Wardens   8.28% $48,070
Investment Fund Managers 7.32% $100,890
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists   $60,300
Regulatory Affairs Managers   7.32% $100,890
Supply Chain Managers   7.32% $100,890
Survey Researchers 30.36% $45,050
Wind Energy Project Managers   7.32% $100,890

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A major map outlines a major’s critical requirements, elective and required courses, and optimal course sequencing to help you stay on the right track to graduation.

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Application requirements 

All students are required to meet general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements.

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