Economics Minor

Economics is the discipline that seeks to understand and explain why people make financial decisions. The discipline focuses on the actions of players as large as a national economy and as small as an individual. Understanding rational economic behavior influences business decision making—from marketing and pricing decisions to resource allocation questions–and governmental actions and policies—from tax policy to allocation of government funding. This minor will benefit students who intend to pursue graduate degrees in business, law, or political science.

Degree Outcomes

An understanding of the fundamental drivers of behavior of individuals and distinct companies.

An understanding of the fundamental drivers of decision-making by governmental units and large industries.

A basic understanding of the societal impacts of government and corporate decisions.

Example Courses

  • ECN 1003: Introduction to Economics
    This course is an introduction to general economics. The course content includes aggregate economic performance, consumption and investment, multiplier effect, inflation, business cycles, supply and demand, price determination, income distribution, elasticities, marginal utilities, and comparative economic systems.
  • ECN 3333: Labor Economics
    This course includes the analysis of the relationship between capital and labor. Topics include laboring classes, labor unions, and labor legislation.
  • FIN 4113: Public Finance
    This course is an introduction to government financing. The academic review includes sources of income, expenditures, administration of government funds, and economic effects of taxation.
View course catalog for all program courses and degree requirements.

Economics Minor Faculty

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