Shields School of Business

Economics, Bachelor of Science

Introduction

Earn a High-Demand Economics Degree from Saint Francis University

 

Our Economics program will prepare you to function as informed and responsible citizens in a free market economy. If you’re interested in the more quantitative aspects of business and public policy, you’ll enjoy and thrive as an economics major.

 

The Dr. Philip Woo Economics Program at SFU

The official program name is The Dr. Philip Woo Economics Program. Dr. Woo served as a professor of economics for 26 years and impacted the lives of thousands of business students. Dr. Woo was a respected scholar, dedicated teacher, and successful businessman with a sharp mind for real estate and banking.  

 

Offered: On-Campus 

customized academic experience with double majors, minors and concentrations
real-world resume-building opportunities with industry leaders
leadership opportunities in student government, greek life and more
The SFU LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Economics the Saint Francis Way

In our Economics program, you’ll use economic theory and applied analytical methods to critically evaluate decisions by market agents. For example:

  • How do changes in price affect consumers’ willingness to buy and producers’ willingness to sell?

  • How does the government impact the economy through fiscal policy?

  • What are the impacts of tariffs and trade policy on the economy?

Society of Economic Analysis (SEA)

Students are encouraged to participate in the Society of Economic Analysis (SEA). The SEA provides students with the opportunity to compete in a national competition known as the College Federal Reserve Challenge as well as other regional competitions. The club also works on research projects, prepares editorials in local newspapers, organizes events to increase economic literacy on campus, and has taken trips to the New York stock exchange and the IMF in Washington, D.C. Select students have also participated in both undergraduate and professional research conferences.

 

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CURRICULUM & COURSES

What You’ll Learn in the Economics Program

The Economics program educates students to participate in the decision-making process of allocating scarce resources and prepares them to function as informed and responsible citizens in a free market economy. Specifically, the program is designed for students who seek careers in the financial services industry, such as investment and commercial banking, the federal government, consulting and/or wish to pursue graduate study in economics or business.

 

You will be required to complete an independent research project before graduation. Applied skills in analyzing and interpreting data, econometrics, and econometric software will be taught and practiced inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Undergraduate Path
  • Accelerated/Graduate
  • Learning Objectives
  • Accreditation
  • Choose your undergraduate path

    On-Campus:

     

    Economics, B.S. Degree Paths

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    Economics, B.S. 

    on campus program 

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    Concentration: Entrepreneurship  

    on-site specialization that can be taken as part of the  B.S.

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  • Accelerated/Advanced Degree Options

     

    Advanced Degree Paths 

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    Accelerated MBA/Economics

     

    For high achievers: earn both an undergraduate economics degree and an MBA in 4 years

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    MBA/Economics

     

    earn both an undergraduate economics degree and an MBA in 5 years

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    Concentration: 

    Ph.D. Track

     

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  • The Shields School of Business will graduate students who have the knowledge, skills, love of learning, confidence, drive, and ethical and moral values needed to be spiritually fulfilled in life and successful in professional careers.

     

    Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

    • Demonstrate, in the Spirit of Saint Francis in the Marketplace, knowledge of the ethical value choices and responsibilities of businesses and business leaders;

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles in business in the functional areas of accounting, information systems, finance, management, and marketing;

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal, social, economic environments of business;

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the global dimension of business;

    • Integrate the functional areas of business in the process of decision making;

    • Demonstrate the ability to professionally communicate.

  • Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.

Experienced economics faculty who love to teach

The professors have a wide variety of real-world professional experience in their chosen fields and make it a priority to help students understand how various theoretical concepts apply to actual practice. You will have many opportunities to work one-on-one or in small groups with the faculty. Guest speakers and site visits augment the instruction in several courses to enrich the value of the program.

 

Department Contact: Dr. Angela Seidel, aseidel@francis.edu, 814-472-3076

Career Outlook in Economics

Our graduates have gone on to work for Fortune 500 companies all over the country. 

 

Economics provides a foundation for careers in business, government, and law. A graduate with a BS in business economics can pursue a career as a:

  • Financial analyst

  • Investment analyst

  • Economic consultant

  • Market research analyst and/or forecaster

  • Entrepreneur

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Economics and Saint Francis University

  • Can I compete in D1 Athletics and major in Economics?

    Yes. Our customizable degree will work with you on enrolling in classes that fit your schedule.

  • Can I major in Economics and study abroad?

    Students in every major are eligible for our Semester in France program after completion of their first semester.

 

Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.

 

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