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Economics

The BBA in Economics is offered by the Department of Economics and Finance. This major prepares students for entry-level positions in business, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and private consulting. This work includes economic analysis, research, and empirical analysis.

The BBA in Economics is offered by the Department of Economics and Finance. This major prepares students for entry-level positions in business, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and private consulting. This work includes economic analysis, research, and empirical analysis.

Students choosing an economics major are advised that a position as a professional economist usually requires a graduate degree in economics. Students planning to enter a graduate program in economics are strongly recommended to include advanced courses in mathematics, statistics, and econometrics in their undergraduate programs.

Required courses for the BBA degree include ECO 1001 and ECO 1002, courses that form the foundation of knowledge in micro- and macro-economics, respectively. These courses are prerequisites for all other economics courses.

An internship training program is available to qualified day seniors majoring in economics, with 3 credits a semester for 20 weekly hours of work and for no more than two semesters. These credits cannot be counted toward the credits needed for the major.

The economics major includes three required courses (9 credits) and five electives (15 credits). Economics majors should plan on taking all three required courses, especially ECO 4000, as early in their major program as possible. When registering, students should keep in mind that these courses are not given every semester and should plan their courses accordingly, particularly when the course is a prerequisite for further courses in the field.

Students must file for this major officially by the end of their junior year.

Required Courses (9 credits)

credits
ECO 3100 Intermediate Micro-Economics
3
ECO 3200 Intermediate Macro-Economics
3
ECO 4000 Statistical Analysis for Economics and Finance
3

Elective Courses (15 credits)

In addition to the required courses, an economics major must take a meaningful combination of five economics, finance, or insurance courses at the 3000-level or higher as electives. Of these five courses, at least two must be economics courses at the 4000-level or higher.

FIN 3000 is not applicable to the major, although it is a prerequisite to other finance courses. When appropriate, a student may include up to two advanced courses from other disciplines among the five electives. These courses must be meaningfully integrated and approved by the department advisor.

 

Faculty Advisor(s)

Peter Gutmann
Peter_Gutmann@baruch.cuny.edu
Office: 10-233 (VC)
(646) 312-3461

Prof. Larry Huckins
Larry_Huckins@baruch.cuny.edu
Office: 10-231 (VC)
(646) 312-3460

BA in Economics

For information about the BA in Economics program please click the link below:

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/docs/BAEconomics.htm

Career Opportunities

Economics majors are employed by government, nonprofit organizations, industrial corporations and financial institutions such as banks and brokerage houses. Economists do economic analyses of various markets, do pricing studies, determine the effects that government policies have on their businesses, and analyze the implications of international economic events for their operations. All levels of government, as well as international organizations, hire economists to do economic analyses and planning. A graduate degree is desirable but not necessary for most jobs in economics. The exception is an academic job, which generally requires a Ph.D. for entry or advancement. As in all professions, people with graduate degrees command higher salaries and often have better opportunities for advancement. The median annual earnings for economists (including those with graduate training) was estimated to be $49,140 by the Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2001. See website for Career Development Center for more information.

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