The minor program in Economics is structured to provide a student with a thorough grounding in economic analysis. The Economics minor is ideal for students in the School of Management following an International Business or Finance concentration. The majority of the courses in the Economics minor program fulfill requirements or electives in these Business programs. Please see the School of Management adviser or the Chair of Economics for more details.
Program Learning Outcomes
Economics undergraduate major and minor PLOs:
Students will engage in the systematic study of foundational economic concepts and relate them to economic problems and phenomena faced by people and firms.
Students will use mathematical models, relational diagrams, and optimization techniques from microeconomic and macroeconomic theory to analyze real world economic problems and generate testable predictions about economic phenomena.
Students will apply quantitative statistical analysis and experimental methods to conduct data-driven inference, interpret figures and statistical tables, test theories, and identify causal relationships.
Students will employ economic reasoning and quantitative techniques to evaluate and critique economic policies, arguments, and social problems, with a particular emphasis on the role economics plays in advancing human well-being for the poor and disadvantaged.