Economics (Business)

As an Economics major, you‘ll learn how to analyze economic data to identify and address problems that arise in a changing national and global economy, while studying how economic relationships occur and economic policies are applied.

The Economics major in the Driehaus College of Business combines the theoretical, quantitative and analytical skills in economics with the related business fields of accountancy, finance, marketing and management.

Full-time faculty in the economics department are productive scholars, publishing in prominent journals within the discipline. Adjunct faculty are professional economists who provide students with valuable contacts for career opportunities and practical knowledge. Choose from one of three specializations: International Focus, Public Policy and Pre-Law, or Quantitative Economics.

The Economics program also offers an Honors Track, which focuses more heavily on quantitative and writing skills than the basic requirements of the Economics major.

DePaul's economics department is located at the Loop campus in downtown Chicago, in the center of the city's financial district, giving you opportunities to intern and work professionally with leading companies in the business sector.

We also offer a combined bachelor's in Economics/master's in Economic Policy Analysis degree program, which allows you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in Economics in five years.


Sample Courses:

  • Banking
  • Economic History
  • Environmental Economics
  • Governmental Regulation of Business
  • International Economic Relations
  • Labor Markets
  • Sports Economics
  • Urban Economics

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • International Focus
  • Public Policy and Pre-Law
  • Quantitative Economics

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Banking
  • Consulting
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial risk analysis
  • Government and nonprofit work
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Research analysis


95 percent of 2015 Economics graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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