Economics Major (A)

Students study economic theory, micro and macro economics, comparative economic systems, international economics, and quantitative analytical methods.  Graduates will utilize knowledge of production, conservation, and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity to make informed decisions.

Data-driven decision making is critical for the economic success of the modern business. Through Concordia's courses, students learn how to use the tools of economic data analytics as a decision science. 

Program Learning Outcomes

By fulfilling all of the course requirements for the Bachelor's of Science in Economics, students will be able to:

1. Understand and correctly use the basic terms and concepts of the economics profession, as applied in actual economic analysis.

2. Identify, describe, and analyze different market environments (i.e. free market, oligopoly, etc.).

3. Utilize graphs and quantitative analysis to describe market environments and the behavior of market participants. 

4. Understand the basic factors that contributed to the origin of competing schools of macroeconomic thought and demonstrate basic knowledge concerning the competing and complementary presuppositions of the competing schools as well as the efficacy of their predictive capacities.

5. Evaluate and assess information from a variety of sources that indicate the status of particular macroeconomics. 

6. Evaluate and assess the wisdom or folly of particular policy choices by macroeconomic policymakers and understand the mechanisms by which these choices intentionally or inadvertently impact particular macroeconomies. 


Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements54
Minor: Optional
Total Hours120

For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.

Major Requirements

Required Core Courses
Business Statistics (counted in University Core)
Macroeconomics (counted in University Core)
Public Speaking (or COMM 201)
Interpersonal Communication
Core Business Requirements
ACCT 203Financial Accounting3
ACCT 223Managerial Accounting3
BUS 162Quantitative Business Essentials3
BUS 210Business Law I3
BUS 355Management Information Systems3
BUS 399Business Internship3
BUS 453Business Policy and Ethics (Business School Capstone)3
ECON 231Microeconomics3
FIN 300Principles of Finance3
MGMT 130Management & Leadership3
or MBA 544 People-Focused Management
MKTG 131Sales and Marketing3
Required Major Courses
ECON 307History of Economic Thought3
ECON 332An Econometric Survey3
ECON 370International Economics3
FIN 320Money and Banking3
ECON 315Macroeconomic Crises in History3
ECON 322Intermediate Macro Economics3
ECON 331Intermediate Micro Economics3
Total Hours54