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Two majors: Economics Major, Business Economics Major

If you need proof of the power of an economist, simply watch what happens to the stock market every time the chair of the Federal Reserve Board makes a public announcement about the state of the economy. Economists analyze human behavior as it relates to the supply and demand of goods and services and the employment of scarce resources. Economic reasoning is essential to sound decision-making for individuals, businesses and governments. There are two Economics majors at Marquette - Economics and Business Economics.

The world is your oyster.

To understand the economic impact of globalization, you don't need to travel the planet (although we'd like you to); as an economics major, you can start finding out through the Center for Global and Economic Studies.

Learn from real economists.

Economics major courses will be taught by professors. More important, your professors are leading economists who remain at the top of the field by publishing in or editing dozens of national economics journals and by consulting with multinational corporations and government organizations.

Get a global perspective.

Economics majors can take advantage of professors' strengths in international economics and public policy economics.


As an economics major, you can get real economics experience working with Milwaukee firms, including Bank One, Rockwell Automation, Johnson Controls, the Milwaukee Brewers, Miller Brewing Co., Northwestern Mutual, Robert W. Baird, Morgan Stanley-Dean Witter and the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp.

Thinking about law school?

A recent survey shows that economics majors earn a higher average score on the Law School Admissions Test than students in other majors.

As an Economics Major, You can:

  • Participate in the FED Challenge, an academic competition in which a teams play the role of economic advisors and policymakers
  • Attend the annual International Atlantic Economic Society conference
  • Enjoy study abroad opportunities in a variety of countries around the globe

Suggested curriculum

Economics Major

Major courses are bolded.


  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • UCCS - Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • UCCS - Histories of Cultures and Societies*
  • UCCS - Science and Nature*
  • UCCS - Introduction to Theology
  • Foreign Language I & II


  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • UCCS - Literature/Performing Arts*
  • UCCS - Mathematical Reasoning*
  • UCCS - Philosophy of Human Nature
  • UCCS - Theology*
  • Foreign Language III


  • Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis I and II
  • Economics Elective
  • UCCS - Diverse Cultures
  • UCCS - Theory of Ethics
  • Elective


  • Three Economics Electives
  • Senior Experience
  • Electives

*Choose from list of approved UCCS (University Core of Common Studies) courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.


Suggested curriculum

Business Economics Major

Major courses are bolded.


  • Business Leadership Development
  • Business Day 1
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Business Analytical Tools
  • Statistics and Business Analytics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Elements of Calculus
  • Rehetoric and Composition I & II
  • Non-business Electives


  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Applying Business Leadership Skills
  • Business Communications
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Legal Business Elective
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • Behavior and Organization
  • Non-business Electives


  • Future Leadership Strategies
  • Ethical Business Core Course
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Economics Elective Courses
  • Business Elective Courses
  • Non-business Electives


  • Strategic Management
  • Economics Elective Courses
  • Busines Elective Courses
  • Two Non-business Electives


You might like the Economics major if you

✓ Have strong math and analytical skills

✓ Are interested in the global impact of economic decisions

✓ Write and organize information well

What can you do with a major in Economics?

EconomicsMany Marquette economics majors go to graduate school or law school, but many more work in the financial sector for banks, investment firms, brokerage houses and insurance companies. Economics majors also fit well into management and marketing positions in the manufacturing, retailing, not-for-profit and government sectors.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in Economics.

Visit the department that offers the major in Economics.

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