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Two majors: Economics Major, Business Economics Major

If you need proof of the power of an economist, simply watch what happens to the stock market every time the chair of the Federal Reserve Board makes a public announcement about the state of the economy. Economists analyze human behavior as it relates to the supply and demand of goods and services and the employment of scarce resources. Economic reasoning is essential to sound decision-making for individuals, businesses and governments. There are two Economics majors at Marquette - Economics and Business Economics.

The world is your oyster.

To understand the economic impact of globalization, you don't need to travel the planet (although we'd like you to); as an economics major, you can start finding out through the Center for Global and Economic Studies.

Learn from real economists.

Economics major courses will be taught by professors. More important, your professors are leading economists who remain at the top of the field by publishing in or editing dozens of national economics journals and by consulting with multinational corporations and government organizations.

Get a global perspective.

Economics majors can take advantage of professors' strengths in international economics and public policy economics.

Internships.

As an economics major, you can get real economics experience working with Milwaukee firms, including Bank One, Rockwell Automation, Johnson Controls, the Milwaukee Brewers, Miller Brewing Co., Northwestern Mutual, Robert W. Baird, Morgan Stanley-Dean Witter and the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp.

Thinking about law school?

A recent survey shows that economics majors earn a higher average score on the Law School Admissions Test than students in other majors.

As an Economics Major, You can:

  • Participate in the FED Challenge, an academic competition in which a teams play the role of economic advisors and policymakers
  • Attend the annual International Atlantic Economic Society conference
  • Enjoy study abroad opportunities in a variety of countries around the globe

Suggested curriculum

Economics Major

Major courses are bolded.

Freshman

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • Growth of Western Civilization I or II
  • Science and Nature Elective
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Foreign Language I & II
  • History Elective

Sophomore

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Literature Elective
  • Mathematical Reasoning Elective
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Theology Elective
  • Foreign Language III & IV
  • Literature Elective
  • Math or Statistics Elective
  • Natural Science Elective

Junior

  • Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • Economics Elective
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Economics Elective
  • Diverse Cultures Elective
  • Theory of Ethics
  • Philosophy Elective
  • Theology Elective

Senior

  • Three Economics Electives
  • Senior Experience
  • Electives

 


Suggested curriculum

Business Economics Major

Freshman

  • Foundations for Business Leadership
  • Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • Histories of Cultures and Societies Elective
  • Science and Nature Elective
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Finite Mathematics
  • Elements of Calculus
  • Public Speaking
  • Two Non-business Electives

Sophomore

  • Developing Critical Skills for Business Leadership
  • Business Statistics
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Literature Elective
  • Diverse Cultures Elective
  • Theory of Ethics
  • Theology Elective
  • Non-business Elective

Junior

  • Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Economics Elective
  • Applying Business Leadership Skills
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Behavior and Organization
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Non-business Elective

Senior

  • Two Economics and Two Business Electives
  • Strategies for Entering the Business World
  • Business Policies
  • Ethical and Societal Issues Elective
  • Legal and Regulatory Environment Elective
  • Two Non-business Electives

Economics

You might like the Economics major if you

✓ Have strong math and analytical skills

✓ Are interested in the global impact of economic decisions

✓ Write and organize information well

What can you do with a major in Economics?

EconomicsMany Marquette economics majors go to graduate school or law school, but many more work in the financial sector for banks, investment firms, brokerage houses and insurance companies. Economics majors also fit well into management and marketing positions in the manufacturing, retailing, not-for-profit and government sectors.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in Economics.

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