At a Glance

Program units


Areas of Study

  • Business
  • International Development



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Economics Major

APU’s economics major prepares students to think critically and analytically. This major provides a solid grounding in economic principles, statistics, and the economics of religion. These then serve as a framework for in-depth study of labor concerns, financial markets, environmental economics, urban and regional economies, and international trade.

Students then have the option to concentrate on either business economics or international development. Business economics focuses on the economic environment of business and society. International development examines the economic needs of the developing world. Economics majors leave APU with an understanding of how societies create and distribute value among their members, and how that informs decisions in a business environment.

Students may choose to complete an MBA immediately upon graduation through the Young Executive MBA program or the Millennial MBA program. Both programs are accelerated, intensive, and experience based, allowing the student to complete a master’s degree in one additional year.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re an economics major if you:

  • Enjoy numbers, puzzles, and challenges.
  • Are thorough and detail oriented.
  • Tend to see the connections between ideas and concepts.
  • Like to know how things work.
  • Want a degree that is broadly applicable to many industries.

Learn more about this major and required courses.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.