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

Some of the classes you'll take:

Economics Major

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis I and II
  • Elements of Calculus
  • Modern Elementary Statistics


Business Economics Major

  • Business Leadership Development
  • Business Day 1
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in economics, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.