Department of

Concentration: Economics

Our globally-focused Economics concentration is ideal for students interested in learning how companies and countries make economic decisions that affect consumers and citizens.

In addition to taking courses in micro- and macroeconomics and international finance, you can choose to study the economies of Latin America, modern Europe, America, or Asia, or focus more broadly on comparative economics.

Our graduates go on to pursue doctoral degrees, work in global industries, and serve in international nonprofits such as the United Nations.


General Education: 42 Credits
Major: 39 Credits
Elective Credits: 39 Credits


 BUS 100 The Contemporary Workplace  3
 BUS 210 Marketing 3
 ACCT 215 Principles of Accounting I 3
 BUS 316 Organizational Behavior 3
 IT 330 Business Management & Information Technology 3
 BUS 403 Strategic Management 3

NOTE: Since some of the courses in this program have prerequisites, the specific program should be arranged in close collaboration with a business faculty advisor.
NOTE: Business majors must pass MATH 113 or a higher level math course with at least a C.
NOTE: All OPEN ELECTIVE courses must be chosen such that a total of 90 credits are in the liberal arts.
NOTE: A student rece


ECO 210 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO/IS 317 International Economics 3
 BUS/ECO 351 International Business 3
 ECO 375 Money, Banking and Financial Markets 3
Choose two of the following courses: 
BUS 223 Introduction to Investments 3
BUS 224 Statistics for Business  3
BUS 357 International Finance 3
ECO/IS 227 Work in America 3
HIST 220 Modern Europe 3
ECO/IS 306 Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment 3
ECO/IS 350 Comparative Economics 3
HIST/IS 238 Modern China 3
HIST/IS 239 Modern Japan 3
HIST/IS 374 History of the People’s republic of China 3

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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2284-brenelle-braganza"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1280,1280/16627_IMG_9516_2.rev.1518560484.JPG" alt="Brenelle Braganza" title="Brenelle Braganza" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Hi!  I’m Brenelle Braganza, class of 2019. I’m currently a junior, triple majoring in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Marketing, and minoring in Accounting and Economics.  At MMC, I am involved in diverse extracurricular activities on campus, including the following positions: Treasurer of the Student Government Association (SGA); President of Unbranded (Fashion Marketing Association); the Vice- President of Global Citizen Society; Cultural Peer Mentor and Peer Leader for the NYC Seminar.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2284-brenelle-braganza">Brenelle Braganza</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Majors: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing</p><p> Minors in Accounting and Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1311-megan-odonnell"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,204,212/9884_megan_france.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Megan O’Donnell" title="Megan O’Donnell" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>Megan graduated with a degree in International Business and loved her study abroad experience in Paris.</em></p><p>  </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1311-megan-odonnell">Megan O’Donnell</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015</p><p> B.S. in International Business, minors in Economics and French</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1315-alyssa-amato"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,2048,1561/12325_alyssa.rev.1457019602.jpg" alt="Alyssa Amato" title="Alyssa Amato" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“As a junior I interned at an online magazine, The Stylish Sophisticate as a Stylist and Editorial Assistant. During my internship, The Stylish Sophisticate teamed up with a fashion house called Bene Rialto and ran a fashion contest with them on our website. It was a great time to be involved with the magazine because I was able to see the inner workings of what it takes to set up a fashion contest and use social media for advertising.”  </em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1315-alyssa-amato">Alyssa Amato</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, B.A Business</p><p> Minor in Fashion Studies</p></div>
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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1362-emily-garcia"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,268,396/10876_emily_garcia_picture.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Emily Garcia" title="Emily Garcia" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><strong>“Emily Garcia</strong>, was awarded the prestigious Watson fellowship as a rising sophomore.</p><p> As a Junior, Emily received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Award. “</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1362-emily-garcia">Emily Garcia</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, International Business Major</p></div>
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