Economics is a social science that studies how people make choices and how societies allocate resources in the presence of insatiable wants and limited means. The discipline provides logical and empirical frameworks for examining people, businesses, and social institutions. The economics major at Duquesne is highly quantitative and prepares students both for a wide variety of professional careers and for graduate studies. Because the discipline stresses logical thinking and focuses not simply on how people and business behave but why they behave the way they do, an economics education makes the student more adaptable to changing opportunities after graduation and provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in many disciplines. Economics majors have the opportunity to write a Senior Thesis in which each student completes an independent research paper under the direction of a faculty member. 

Business Core Courses 

BUAD 103/103L Innovation Experience 3 credits
ISYS 184 Business Info Systems 3 credits
BLAW 251 Business Law 3 credits
ISYS 284  Data for Decision Making 3 credits
BUAD 110 Internship Prep Practicum 0 credits
STAT 285 Business Statistics 3 credits
ACCT 214 Financial Accounting 3 credits
ECON 201 Prin of Microeconomics 3 credits
MGMT 261 Mgmt & Org. Behavior 3 credits
BUAD 210 Career Preparation Practicum 0 credits
MKTG 271 Marketing and
Business Development
3 credits
ACCT 215 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
ECON 202 Prin of Macroeconomics 3 credits
SCMG 267 Supply Chain Operations 3 credits
FINC 313 Business Finance 3 credits
MGMT 262 Global Insights 3 credits
MGMT 368W Business Ethics & Global Citizenship 3 credits
MGMT 499W Strategic Management 3 credits
Total credits   48 credits

Required Economics Courses 

ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 credits
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 credits
ECON 345 International Economics 3 credits
ECON 353 Public Economics 3 credits
ECON 481W Econometrics 3 credits
ECON 484W Advanced Econometrics 3 credits
Total credits   18 credits

Economics Elective Courses

Students must complete one of the following elective courses  Economics majors are strongly encouraged to take MATH 114/115 (Calculus I) and MATH 116 (Calculus II).

ECON 319  Economics of Sport 3 credits
ECON 320  Economics of Gender, Race and Immigration 3 credits
ECON 331  Economics Senor Thesis (Independent study) 3 credits
FINC 433W 

Financial Markets and Institutions

3 credits

Students majoring in Economics who intend to pursue Law degrees are encouraged to take PHIL 106 Introduction to Logic; students intending on pursuing graduate work in economics, public policy, or business are encouraged to take MATH 310 Linear Algebra, MATH 314 Differential Equations and PHIL106 Introduction to Logic. 

Economics Minor

Students can earn a minor in Economics by completing any four Economics courses at the 300 level or above.