Does your heart beat with the rise and fall of the market? Being able to read and interpret economic vital signs is a valuable skill. A bachelor’s degree in economics from Strayer gives you the tools to analyze and interpret market data and forecast future trends. Which can put you in demand from Wall Street to Washington.
Our functional curriculum immerses you in the global economics landscape. Many of our students find that they are able to use the financial skills and techniques they learn as part of their economics degree in their current jobs, while our networking opportunities help prepare them for the next step in their careers
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Management preparation; professional skills in areas like decision making, analysis and communication — they’re all part of our economics degree program. Whether you pursue an online business degree, an on campus option, or a mix of both, you’ll have maximum flexibility to create a program that provides the return on investment you're seeking.
A Strayer economics degree opens the doors to your future. From regional and national business economics considerations to the international economic factor and results, your economics major prepares you with a critical skill set.
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BUS 309-Business Ethics
Apply ethical principles to typical business challenges. Focus on the ethical perspectives of business decision-making and policy development in a variety of key areas including individual behavior, human resource management, work environments, marketing, property rights and international business. Analyze case situations to illustrate the application of various ethical approaches (utility, individual rights and justice) in managing organizations.
Examine the economic decision-making process, the theory of consumer behavior, firm economics and market structure. Discuss major issues of welfare economics, comparative systems and other microeconomics topics.
Examine the relationships of aggregate economic activity, output determination and national economic problems of inflation and unemployment. Consider the appropriate use of government fiscal and monetary policy to alleviate these problems. Discuss economic growth, economic development and the effects of international trade
ECO 250-Comparative Economic Systems
Prerequisite: ECO 100 or ECO 102
Analyze the main economic systems operating today and their effect on international trade policies. Compare economic internal growth in centrally planned, mixed and capitalist economics. Analyze the performance of various economic systems in today’s global economy and discuss important problems and issues of economic transition. Compare the basic theories of economic systems and various models of economic transition.
ECO 301-Intermediate Microeconomics
Prerequisite: ECO 101
Examine the economic theory of consumer behavior, production and costs, the firm, price, distribution, general equilibrium and welfare. Address more advanced microeconomic theories and concepts.
ECO 302-Intermediate Macroeconomics
Prerequisite: ECO 101 or ECO 102
Undertake a systematic study of the theory of aggregate economics, including the level and growth of national income and employment, the degree of utilization of productive capacity, and the general level of prices.
ECO 305-International Economics
Prerequisite: ECO 100
Get a comprehensive account of the theory and practice of international trade and international monetary relations. Focus on modern trade theory and applications, trade policies and arrangements, and international factor movements. Cover topics in international financial relations, including the balance of payments, exchange rate determination and regimes, international economic policy and international banking.
ECO 320-Money and Banking
Prerequisite: ECO 101 or ECO 102
Discuss the role of financial institutions, the banking system, the Federal Reserve System and the nature and effectiveness of monetary policy tools.
ECO 400-History of Economic Thought
Get an analytical presentation of the origin and development of economic theories and concepts in history, with special emphasis on contemporary economic principles and thoughts.
ECO 410-International Environment of Financial Management
Prerequisite: ECO 305
Analyze the worlds financial markets and institutions and the international monetary system. Examine the considerations for financial global operations, including sources of capital, interest rate analysis, tax considerations, trade finance and working capital. Evaluate the financial risks associated with transaction, operating and translation exposure in global markets. Review exchange rate determination, inflation and interest rate changes.
ECO 450-Public Finance
Prerequisite: ECO 100 or ECO 102
Discuss public sector economics and the analytical framework for government involvement, official budgeting processes, benefit-cost analysis, taxes and their economic impact, national debt, fiscal policy, negative income tax and other current topics.
Prerequisites: ECO 102 and MAT 300
Apply statistical techniques to economic data, regression analysis and the estimation of economic models. Includes violations of the regression model and analysis of variance.
ECO 499-Economics Capstone
Explore current trends and contemporary issues from both a domestic and global economic perspective.
FIN 100-Principles of Finance
Get a foundation in business finance, starting with a conceptual framework for the financial decision-making process and an introduction to financial tools and techniques, including financial mathematics, capital budgeting, sources of funds and financial analysis. Topics include acquisition and use of short-term and long-term capital; financial markets, institutions and instruments; financial control; time value of money; cash, operation and long-range budgeting; and cost of capital.
LEG 100-Business Law I
Analyze the process by which substantive rights and duties are enforced, including legal pleadings, discovery procedures, pre- and post-trial motions, jurisdiction, venue, trial by jury, equity and previous adjudication problems.
MKT 100-Principles of Marketing
Get introduced to basic marketing principles and concepts. Focus on the development of marketing strategy and the major components of the marketing mix, (product, price, promotion and distribution). Review the critical environmental factors of markets — domestic and international — and customer behavior characteristics that affect marketing operations. Understand how marketing integrates with other functions in a business organization.