Human action in the valuation, making and distributing of goods, services, and productive assets.
You’ll flourish in the Abbey’s Economics Programme if you look to develop your aptitudes of:
quantitative reasoning characteristic of the social sciences.
systematic, disciplined, analyses.
reading the “signs of the times” to help resolve contemporary challenges.
superior economics by further cultivating the mind philosophically, historically, and empirically.
teach you to understand economic data and interpret financial trends
teach from published economists who have an understanding of the World Economy and how it affects businesses and governments in the 21st century
Economics affects virtually every profession in modern life and as a student, it develops analytical reasoning through formal modelling and historical interpretation. Economics majors receive strong preparation for graduate study in Economics, law school, or MBA programs.
With an Economics degree from Belmont Abbey College, you will be able to pursue a variety of opportunities, including:
Marketing and sales
Domestic and international trade analyst
The Abbey Difference
Abbey Economics aims to cultivate in students a comprehensive understanding of economic theory, causal discovery, and its application across industries and contemporary issues. The department strives to develop student's analytical reasoning, empirical testing, effective communication, and problem-solving.
The Economics faculty is committed to modelling and encouraging the development of honesty, integrity, and virtue in our students. Our hope is to provide an atmosphere of learning and study that will, in keeping with the highest values of Catholic and Benedictine education, enable young men and women to be both successful and virtuous and to make the world more just and prosperous. First, a student of philosophy and math, pioneering Cambridge economist, Alfred Marshall, wrote that “The increasing urgency of economic studies as a means towards human well-being grew upon me.”
At the Abbey, the study of economics addresses such central societal issues as income compensations, business, and financial cycles, employment, institutions of law and commercial culture, political economy, efficiency, and growth. You will learn from published economists who have an understanding of the Global Economy and how it affects businesses and governments in the 21st century. A degree in economics prepares you for a career in finance, insurance, government agencies overseeing banking, trade, environment, and data-collection; scientific research and development, management and consulting, and state and local government. Economics majors typically secure some of the higher-paid professional careers.
B.A. in Economics
EC 201: Introductory Economics I
EC 202: Introductory Economics II
MA 210: Mathematics for Economics and Finance
EC/BU 306: Quantitative Analysis OR MA 208: Statistics
EC 316: Intermediate Macro
EC 317: Intermediate Micro
EC/TH 352: Business Economy & Catholic Social Thought
EC 408W: Economics Seminar
EC 305: Data Analytics for Economics and Finance
EC 307: Money and Banking
EC 355: Political Economy
EC 400: History of Economic Thought
EC 401: Economic History
EC 410: Business and Society
EC 424: Public Finance
EC 440: International Economics and Finance
BU 453: Internship
EC 490: Senior Thesis
BU 310: Finance
BU 311: Financial Management
BU 335: Personal Finance and Investments
BU 411: Financial Investments
ET 303: Financing New Ventures
ET 300: The Entrepreneur
BU 402: Labor Economics and Compensation
PH 301: Ethics
MA 205: Calculus for Managerial and Social Sciences OR MA 201: Calculus I
MA 305: Advanced Statistics
*Must complete four elective courses.
To graduate with a degree in Economics, majors must have at least a minimum cumulative average of 2.0 across all major coursework.