The Economics major provides students with a rigorous applied and theoretical curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in quantitative and analytical positions in private, public and non-profit organizations. We provide a flexible program based on a common core of theory courses and an array of elective courses offered at a range of times designed to accommodate both daytime and evening students.

Our curriculum is designed around five concentration tracks based on faculty skills and popular career paths, but Economics majors have a great deal of freedom to choose elective courses that meet individual goals.


Program Benefits

Economics, as a field in general and at Northeastern in particular, provides training in building strong economic fundamentals and sharpens analytical and critical thinking skills. The program is rigorous, and yet accessible to a large population of students with diverse backgrounds. Some of the program benefits include:

  • Build/enhance quantitative and written skills
  • Sharpen critical and analytical thinking power
  • Studying content with depth and substance
  • Rigorous and yet accessible curriculum
  • Focus on both theoretical and applied components
  • A dynamic range of concentrations available
  • Almost all courses taught by field experts
  • Small class size
  • Opportunities for research collaborations
  • Prepare for graduate studies


Career Options

The skills acquired from the bachelor's degree in Economics have wide applications. Using and applying the knowledge of the Economics major can lead to a wide variety of careers including:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • New start-ups
  • Business analyst
  • Data/Financial analyst
  • Applied statistics
  • Pricing specialist
  • Careers in Non-profit organizations


Learning Requirements

Required Courses
ECON-215 Principles Of Macroeconomics 3
ECON-217 Principles Of Microeconomics 3
ECON-220 Business And Economics Statistics I 3
ECON-221 Writing Intensive Program: Tools For Economists 3
ECON-303 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECON-304 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
Electives (any five 300-level Economic courses, including additional WIP courses) 18
Total Hours 36
WIP courses
ECON-221 Writing Intensive Program: Tools For Economists 3
ECON-310 Writing Intensive Program: Business And Economic Statistics II 3
ECON-320 Writing Intensive Program: Non-Profit Management, Administration & Communications 4
ECON-323 Writing Intensive Program: Economic Development 5
Elective Courses
ECON-306 Labor Economics 3
ECON-307 Money And Banking 3
ECON-308 Comparative Economic Systems 3
ECON-309 Public Finance 3
ECON-310 Writing Intensive Program: Business And Economic Statistics II 3
ECON-312 Mathematical Economics 3
ECON-313 Economic History Of Europe 3
ECON-314 The Development Of Economic Thought 3
ECON-316 Independent Study In Economics 3
ECON-318 Introduction To Econometrics And Forecasting 3
ECON-320 Writing Intensive Program:
Non-Profit Management, Administration & Communications
4
ECON-321 International Monetary Theory & Relations 3
ECON-322 International Economics 3
ECON-323 Writing Intensive Program: Economic Development 3
ECON-324 The Economics Of The European Union 3
ECON-332 Industrial Organization 3
ECON-333 Urban Economics 3
ECON-334 Cost-Benefit Analysis 3
ECON-336 Health Economics 3
ECON-337 Environmental Economics 3
ECON-340 Managerial Economics 3
ECON-343 Macroeconomic Data Analysis 3
ECON-344 Financial Economics 3
ECON-345 The U.S. Federal Reserve 3
ECON-377 Real Estate Economics 3
ECON-3953 Internship In Economics 3
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated October 17, 2018
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