Students in the Driehaus College of Business who wish to gain a deeper understanding of economic theory and practice to complement their majors can do so with a minor in Economics. Students may choose the economics electives that best fit their individual courses of study.
To declare a minor in Economics, a Driehaus student must meet the following requirements:
In addition to ECO 105, ECO 106 and ECO 315, a Driehaus student minoring in Economics is required to complete the following courses totaling at least 12.0 hours:
ECO 101 is intended for non-Driehaus students and cannot be counted toward a major or minor in economics.
ECO 395 Capstone Seminar in Economics may not be used as an Economics Elective.
All Economics (ECO) courses and any other courses used toward the Economics minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.
ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL POLICY
This class explores policy approaches to regulating the financial system and the macroeconomy. The recent financial crisis has spurred interest in financial reform, culminating in the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010. Students examine the current and historical issues facing the US financial system and economy. They draw on their Business core curriculum (Money & Banking, ECO315 or FIN320) to critically evaluate reform proposals.
ECO 315 or FIN 320 is a prerequisite for this class.