The study of economics offers students a problem-solving discipline to foster their intellectual and career development. It provides students a balanced and broad educational background and prepares them to choose from a wide range of career alternatives.
The Department of Economics offers two programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The Business Administration emphasis is ideal for students who plan to pursue careers in business-related fields such as banking, finance and international commerce. The Liberal Arts emphasis is best for students planning to pursue graduate school in economics or attend law school.
The Department also offers a Master of Science in Economics with concentrations in Economics and in Finance. Students completing this program are prepared for analytical and management positions that require the integration of economic analysis and advanced quantitative methods.
Additionally, Economics faculty teach courses in the MBA program, the M.S. in Mathematical Finance program, the Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in Finance program and the Ph.D. in Public Policy program.
The Department hosts a seminar series, featuring well-known academics presenting research of interest to faculty and graduate students in a variety of disciplines. View the event calendar for the current academic year.
The Belk College has a centralized advising system for all undergraduate students.