At a Glance
Areas of Study
- International Development
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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, which then serve as a framework for in-depth study of labor concerns, financial markets, environmental economics, urban and regional economies, and international trade. The program features business faculty who remain connected to businesses in their areas of expertise and provide internship contacts for economics students. It also gives students the opportunity to participate in Enactus and Scholars for Business Achievement and apply what they learn in the classroom to solve real-world economic problems.
Students also 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.