Economics (Business)

Economics investigates how people and organizations make choices. These choices, when added up, translate into social choices. As an Economics major, you’ll learn how to think about behaviors and problems that exist in an economy. You’ll also learn how to analyze economic data to identify and address these problems.

As an Economics major, you’ll develop theoretical, quantitative and analytical skills that complement and enhance what you’ll learn in other business disciplines in the Driehaus College of Business.

Our faculty members are productive scholars and respected instructors. They publish in prominent journals and devote considerable time to you, both inside and outside the classroom, to support your success. This allows them to reinforce your practical knowledge of economics, as well as provide valuable contacts for career opportunities.

Choose from one of the following three specializations:

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

The Economics Department also offers an Honors Track which allows you to focus more heavily on your quantitative and writing skills.

We offer a combined bachelor’s/master's in Economics and Policy Analysis, allowing you to complete a bachelor's and a graduate degree in five years.

DePaul's economics department is located at the Loop Campus in downtown Chicago, in the center of the city's financial district. Here, you'll have opportunities to intern and work professionally with leading business and government agencies.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • Econometrics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Governmental Regulation of Business
  • Health Economics
  • International Economics
  • Labor Markets
  • Law and Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Sports Economics
  • Urban Economics

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

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

95%

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

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