Economics

Investigate the conditions and laws affecting wealth in an organized society.

At Park University, our Bachelor of Science in Economics degree program can provide you with an in-depth education in this applied social science, which investigates the conditions and laws affecting the production, distribution and consumption of wealth in an organized society. Whether you are looking to expand your academic horizons or launch your career in the field of economics, your first step to a successful future begins with us.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Bachelor of Science in Economics program, you’ll be required to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. Students who minor in economics will also be required to attend classes in Parkville. This degree requires a minimum of 120 completed credit hours, including 77 hours of degree-specific core curriculum courses. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

  • Parkville, MO
  • Parkville, MO

B.S. MAJOR – 77 HOURS , 2.0 GPA

EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics ……………….. 3 cr.

EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics ……………….. 3 cr.

EC 300 Intermediate Microeconomics ……………….. 3 cr.

EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics ………………. 3 cr.

EC 302 Labor Economics ………………………………… 3 cr.

EC 303 Money, Credit and Banking (3 cr.)

-OR- …………………………………………………. 3 cr.

FI 363 Financial Institutions and Markets (3 cr.)

EC 401 History of Economic Thought ………………. 3 cr.

EC 404 Managerial Economics …………………………. 3 cr.

EC 407 International Trade & Finance ………………. 3 cr.

EC 450 Senior Seminar in Economics ………………… 3 cr.

MA 135 College Algebra …………………………………… 3 cr.

MG 315 Advanced Business Statistics ………………….. 3 cr.

Economics Electives: Choice of any two upper division courses in Economics ………. 6 cr.

Business Electives: Choice of any three courses in the School of Business, two of which must be upper division …………………………. 9 cr.

Minor: A minor from the School of Business or any University discipline …………………. 21 cr.

Free Electives: Courses may be selected from any area of the University. No more than three hours may be satisfied through Independent Study ………………………………. 5 cr.

TOTAL ……………………………………………. 77 cr.

SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION:

All economics majors must pass both parts of a two-part examination.

MINOR –18 HOURS , 2.0 GPA

EC 141 and EC 142, plus 12 hours of upper division Economics electives.

Gain specialized knowledge to pursue a career in economics.

Economics is the social science that investigates the conditions and laws affecting the production, distribution and consumption of wealth in an organized society. Our Bachelor of Science in Economics degree program can prepare you for a career in business, government and other institutions serving in various staff and management positions. If you are wishing to enhance your academic background, pursue graduate studies or advance your career, this program is for you.

Careers

Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Business Reporter
  • Economic Consultant
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Program Highlights

When you join us in the Bachelor of Science in Economics degree program, you will have the opportunity to pursue a broad range of advanced career and academic prospects. Many undergraduate students combine a Bachelor’s in Economics with another related major such as political science, information and computer sciences, business or communications.

Others with an economics major may plan to continue into graduate work in economics or other areas, which qualifies them to serve in Kansas City or beyond as economists or other specialists in government, business or higher education.

Faculty

At Park University, our School of Business faculty members are experts in many fields of economics and are committed to your future in economics.


 

Dr. Chengsiu Kao

Associate Professor of Finance
rkao@park.edu

Dr. Peter Soule

Professor of Economics
Pete.Soule@Park.edu

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.