Why Study Economics?

    We live in a world of scarce resources. This fact raises many, high-stakes questions. Who gets a vaccine? Where should schools be built? Should we have driverless cars? With an Economics minor, you’ll probe the underpinnings of these complex situations and enrich your understanding of domestic and global markets. You’ll pick up critical decision-making skills regarding the production and distribution of goods and services—and learn about the human element behind every business decision.

    Why Study Economics at MMC?

    The economics curriculum at MMC will provide an introduction to the basic principles of economics and give you an opportunity to explore their application to contemporary issues. The courses in economics are an integral part of the core finance and international business programs as well as the interdisciplinary international studies program. This is your chance to use the economic approach to explore finance and investment, or economic development and comparative economics through your choice of electives. Our Economics minors have forged successful careers in banking and finance and have also been admitted to reputed national and international graduate programs in business, finance, and computer sciences. 

    What You Will Learn

    Apply economic concepts and theories to solve problems. You will learn to use economic concepts to explore the decision-making of households, firms, and the larger economy. Critically analyze economic issues and articulate policies relevant to the economy and financial markets. Whether it is making choices between labor and leisure, exploring the pros and cons of increasing the minimum wage or discussing trade and international exchange rates, you will gain hands-on experience in analyzing and presenting arguments to support your decisions.

    In addition to foundational courses that will teach you fundamental economic principles, you will choose electives from a broad list of courses that includes:

    • Investment
    • International Finance
    • International Economics
    • Money, Banking, and Financial Markets

    You’ll graduate with cultural awareness, critical thinking skills, problem-solving creativity, communication skills, and interdisciplinary capabilities.

    Program Highlights

    You’ll have the opportunity to pursue internships at banking and finance organizations, as well as fashion magazines, auction houses, and museums. Past internships have included Bank of America, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS and Bloomberg, Harper’s Bazaar, and Christie’s.

    Natural Sciences Alumni Panel 2018

    Connect with alumni for guidance, advice, and mentorship. Meet MMC grads who have made a name for themselves in the world of start-ups, finance, marketing, media, fashion, and more.

    NYC Seminar

    Find friends and maybe even your future co-founders in our many business-related student organizations, including:

    • Fashion Marketing Student Association (FMSA)
    • Marymount Business Association (MBA)
    • Spoon University
    • MMC Investment Club
    • To work in banking and finance in New York is a dream come true.

      Shiva Rajpal ’17

      Class of 2017, B.S. in International Business with a minor in Economics

      Meet Shiva
    • Marymount has given me the opportunity to combine my interest in Business Management with my favorite magazine, to create the perfect internship.

      Kylie Whitehouse ’18

      Class of 2018, B.A. in Business with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship and a minor in Economics

      Meet Kylie
    • I really enjoyed my time at MMC because I fully utilized my time at school and learned as much as possible, even as I worked and gained experience.

      Bruce Zhou ’17

      Class of 2017, Double major in Finance and International Business

      Double minor in Economics and Accounting

      Meet Bruce
    • I credit Marymount Manhattan as a school that brought out the best version of myself. Instrumental to my success were the Business Division faculty and staff, the valuable internship opportunities to which they connected me, and the rigorous preparation they provided. 

      Brenelle Braganza ’19

      Class of 2019, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing triple-major

      Accounting and Economics minors

      Meet Brenelle
    • My internship experience while at MMC was invaluable and certainly helped me get my start in the financial industry. A week after graduating with a BS in International Business and an Economics minor, I joined UBS in their Wealth Management division.

      Tamaki Kern ’16

      Class of 2016, B.S. in International Business and minor in Economics

      Meet Tamaki
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    Careers and Outcomes

    Our Economics minor gives you the practical know-how and strategic approach you need to forge your own path. Our alumni have carved niches in banks, hedge funds, and business consulting. Our students have also been admitted to selective national and international graduate programs in business, finance, and computer sciences.

    Job Titles

    • Equity Research Analyst
    • Associate Account Manager
    • Investment Banker
    • Financial Consultant
    • Financial Advisor
    • VP, Global Banking

    Employers

    • Bloomberg LP
    • JP Morgan Chase
    • Piper Sandler
    • IBM
    • Social Code
    • Eichmann Consulting
    • Merrill Lynch
    • Citi Commercial Bank

    Venture Out

    As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in long-term study abroad programs or in faculty-led travel courses that complement your interests, expand your understanding of other cultures, and open your eyes to your possibilities.

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