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Learning Goals for the Minor in Economics

Upon completing the Economics minor students will be able to:

  • Apply concepts, theories, and principles of economics;
  • Utilize critical thinking skills using concepts of economic theory to analyze economic conditions and evaluate policy;
  • Use data, quantitative analysis and the scientific method as it applies to economics and finance;
  • Articulate an understanding of the global economy and financial markets;
  • Requirements for a Minor in Economics
IS/ECO 150 Economy, Society and the State                        3
ECO 210 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
IS/ECO 214 The Global Economy 3
Elective Courses:  
(2 of the following at the 300+ level) (6)
IS/ECO 317 International Economics 3
IS/ECO 334 Gender and Development 3
BUS/ECO 351 International Business 3
ECO 375 Money, Banking and Financial Markets     3
Total Credits 15

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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1335-blake-balsamo"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/10160_image001.jpg" alt="Blake Balsamo" title="Blake Balsamo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I was in the class of 2015 and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Accounting and Finance, and a minor in Economics. The business program at Marymount is a hidden jewel with professors who are both excellent professionals and dedicated mentors. I was encouraged to constantly challenge myself and explore career paths. My advisors and professors helped me obtain scholarships and internships and were great counselors when it came to selecting a job that I loved. I received six job offers as I was getting ready to graduate and my professors helped guide me through the decision making process.Upon graduation, I decided to take a position as a Global Commercial Risk Analyst with Citigroup.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1335-blake-balsamo">Blake Balsamo</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Double Major in Finance and Accounting</p><p> Minor: Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/842-austin-nelson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/36,21,455,440/4097_austin_nelson.jpg" alt="Austin Nelson" title="Austin Nelson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “My Internship at the Rachael Ray Show this fall has been a wonderful experience. As a business major I was nervous going into a production based internship but my classes and experience at MMC had prepared me for it. Working at RR in their production and audience department has opened my eyes to a new kind of business… TV. Being able to work on the set, help out with product giveaways, and more has put me in a ‘real world’ environment to prepare me for life after graduation.” </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/842-austin-nelson">Austin Nelson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/852-amy-pekal"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/285,39,911,665/5993_amy_pekal.jpg" alt="Amy Pekal" title="Amy Pekal" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “For the fall 2013 semester I chose to study abroad in Florence, Italy.  I am a double major in Business Management and Art History, and so, I could not think of a better place to spend a semester. Florence was the heart of the Renaissance and no matter where I turned, there was always an interaction with art. The journey taught me more about myself, than any classroom could. I passionately dove into a new culture, learned to speak a new language and gained an appreciation for the world beyond New York City.  I believe it is important to be a citizen of the world: everything is accessible, if you want it to be, and foreign places should always be embraced.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/852-amy-pekal">Amy Pekal</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in Business Management and Art History</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/850-james-matson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/87,1,435,349/5456_christies.jpg" alt="James Matson" title="James Matson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Having worked as an intern in the Chinese Works of Art department at Christie’s auction house since July 2013, I have found my experience there extremely relevant alongside my undergraduate studies at Marymount Manhattan. I am a senior with a double major in Business Economics and International Studies, minoring in Asian Studies. My course work in Mandarin language and Chinese literature and history at Marymount has proved extremely relevant to the work I do at Christie’s, helping me to accomplish tasks such as the provenance research for ancient Chinese art that I assist in.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/850-james-matson">James Matson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Business and International Studies major, minor in Asian Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1432-douglas-makuta"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/11525_makuta_1.jpg" alt="Douglas Makuta" title="Douglas Makuta" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Marymount provided me with an excellent cornerstone for my artistic endeavors, and business aspirations.  The business faculty transcended the confines of the classroom setting, and became cherished mentors long after I graduated. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1432-douglas-makuta">Douglas Makuta</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2012, BA Business with Media and Arts Management </p></div>
  • <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/215/10876_emily_garcia_picture.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>, Watson Fellow 2014, is presently a rising junior with a major in International Business. Emily has participated in the Emerging Leaders Program, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and has appeared on the Dean’s List. Additionally, Emily is involved with GallopNYC, which provides a therapeutic outlet to individuals with disabilities through horse-back riding.  <br/> <br/> The Watson Foundation provides outstanding undergraduates at 12 New York City colleges the opportunity for paid internships for three successive summers – two in New York City and a third spent overseas.</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>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1307-beatrice-barbesta"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9817_beatrice.jpg" alt="Beatrice Barbesta" title="Beatrice Barbesta" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Marymount Manhattan provided me with the skills necessary to be accepted to the Master of Finance program in London at the Hult International School of Business. Marymount’s central location and small campus are two of the main advantages that led me to choose this college. New York City offers many job opportunities while small classes allow students to build close relationships with professors who guide students throughout their academic development. The wide range of courses that the Business Management program offers allowed me to learn in depth about many subjects including accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, and finance, which I selected as my concentration. Besides acquiring an excellent knowledge of the concepts, Marymount also supported me in finding internships, which strengthened my professional and practical skills and helped me discover my passion for the field of finance.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1307-beatrice-barbesta">Beatrice Barbesta</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014; Finance Major, Economics minor</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/848-alexandra-kaprielian"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,240,240/4073_alexandra_picture_-_study_abroad.jpg" alt="Alexandra Kaprielian" title="Alexandra Kaprielian" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The best thing about studying abroad is that I got to immerse myself in a city that I love. Paris was an amazing place to spend a year and it allowed me to easily travel all over Europe while perfecting the language that I love and meeting new people from all around the world. While I was in Paris I only studied French and completed my Minor there. The best way to learn a language is to be completely immersed.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/848-alexandra-kaprielian">Alexandra Kaprielian</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in International Business</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1314-james-matson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9897_james_matson_4738.jpg" alt="James Matson" title="James Matson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> James graduated with a B.A. in Business with an Economics concentration and B.A. in International Studies, as well as a minor in Asian Studies. James interned in the Chinese Works of Art department at Christie’s auction house as a senior and spent one summer semester studying abroad in China supported by the Eisner Scholarship. The Eisner Scholarship at Marymount Manhattan College was endowed by Edgar and Lucy Eisner and is intended to foster serious study of economic issues by attending an educational institution in Europe or Asia.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1314-james-matson">James Matson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014</p><p> Double major in Business and International Studies, minor in Asian Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/859-elizabeth-mcelligott"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,249,249/4866_liz_mcelliot.jpg" alt="Elizabeth McElligott" title="Elizabeth McElligott" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Upon graduation, I began the formidable task of attempting to find a job.  I knew it would be challenging in these difficult economic times.  But in July of 2013, one month after graduation, I was offered a position as a Tax Reclaim Specialist at GlobeTax Services, right here in Manhattan on Broad Street!  I work with a team of other dedicated professionals, and our mission is to assist domestic investors in retrieving excess tax withholding on investment income earned internationally.  With so much to learn and strict deadlines, there is never a dull moment.  I can honestly say I love my job!  My business classes at MMC, as well as my interaction with my classmates and professors, laid the foundation for me to acquire this wonderful opportunity, and to function every day confidently and productively.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/859-elizabeth-mcelligott">Elizabeth McElligott</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Business Management and Dance</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1334-christina-mcdonald"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/10159_christina_photo.jpg" alt="Christina McDonald" title="Christina McDonald" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The main reason I wanted to come to MMC was to ensure that my college experience would enable the use of New York City as my campus.  I also knew that I wanted a small and tight-knit community to fall back on in the midst of this huge and overwhelming city.  That is exactly what Marymount gives to students. The small class sizes, close relationships between students and faculty and staff, hands-on experiences, and opportunities to get involved are immense. This campus really provides a well-rounded and community-oriented educational experience for students.” </p><p>  </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1334-christina-mcdonald">Christina McDonald</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Business Major</p><p> Concentration: Media and Arts Management</p><p> Minor in Philosophy</p><p>  </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/860-jason-yuhas"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/17,11,172,166/4534_jason_website_photo.jpg" alt="Jason Yuhas" title="Jason Yuhas" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> While at MMC, Jason enjoyed going to class and spending time learning from the excellent professors. The business division professors were very knowledgeable and use real life examples or current events to explain the material. This made it easier to grasp concepts used in the business world. The career services department helped out a lot by assisting in finding an internship for Jason. He interned at NBC his junior year which has already made a huge impact on his career. Having this internship taught Jason more about business then any classroom could; it also gave some great references and made his resume and experience more valuable. He has stayed in touch with some employees at NBC which has helped Jason network and generate business in his current position. He is also continuing his education at Strayer University and has completed half of the course work to earn his Executive MBA.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/860-jason-yuhas">Jason Yuhas</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/847-kirstin-gwirtz"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/111,0,741,630/4550_kirstin_photo.jpg" alt="Kirstin Gwirtz" title="Kirstin Gwirtz" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “At present, I work at CertusBank Mortgage in Charlotte, NC as a Mortgage Disclosure Desk Team Leader. While my job primarily focuses on mortgage compliance, my business experience has created a strong platform for my knowledge when reviewing cost, rates and APR. I enjoy working in the mortgage industry and being a part of a process that allows customers to purchase their first home, refinance and save money or take cash out to consolidate debt or do home improvements. I do plan on studying further and have looked into MBA programs here in the Charlotte, NC area.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/847-kirstin-gwirtz">Kirstin Gwirtz</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2010, Major in Dance and Business Management</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/849-sharmin-kazi"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/101,0,447,346/4552_utilivisor.jpg" alt="Sharmin Kazi" title="Sharmin Kazi" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I am currently preparing for the Certified Public Accounting exam while working full-time as an Energy Analyst at utiliVisor. As an Energy Analyst, I work alongside other analysts and engineers to analyze our clients’ energy consumption patterns and provide personalized advice on increasing their energy efficiency in a profitable manner. I found the work challenging at first because since I had never been exposed to anything pertaining to energy engineering but I’ve realized that the key is to focus on applying the same general analytical skills I learned as an Accounting major. The internships I held at Marymount also helped my tremendously in preparing me for my first full-time job. During my time at Marymount, I volunteered with VITA, interned for a CPA firm, and worked part-time as a Bookkeeping/Clerical Assistant at a museum. Each of these experiences helped me develop professionally and paved the way to my first job. The faculty in the Business department as well as the Career Services office provided the means to access these various opportunities. The College’s small size is truly an asset because it allows each student to interact with the faculty and staff and this is the aspect I appreciated most about Marymount.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/849-sharmin-kazi">Sharmin Kazi</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Major in Accounting and Minor in Philosophy</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9947_professional_photo.jpg" alt="Nicole Marlin" title="Nicole Marlin" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Nicole is an honors student and a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She is also the president of Business Analytics Association Club. She will be interning at IBM as part of the Technical Insight Team this summer. The Technical Insight Team provides actionable insight to the IBM North America Software Technical Sales organization. Using Cognos dashboards and cubes, SPSS predictive analytics as well as tried and true Excel, the intern working in this capacity will have the opportunity to explore a vast resource of data, uncover new insights, validate those findings in field interviews and ultimately provide technical and operational recommendations to the leadership team. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin">Nicole Marlin</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major: B.S. in Entrepreneurship and Marketing </p></div>