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In the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics degree program at Manhattanville College, students gain insight into the processes and systems of economics.
If you’re interested in laying the groundwork for broad opportunities in both the public and private sector, from education to business to government, our economics major is designed to deepen your understanding of the methods of inquiry used by decision-makers and policymakers at all levels.
Earning a bachelor’s in economics can open successful and challenging career pathways as well as serve as foundational training for future graduate degree programs or professional study. It’s ideal for students planning on applying to law school or graduate programs in economics research and related fields or pursuing entry-level economic analysis or consulting roles.
In the four-year bachelor’s degree program, Manhattanville economics majors develop, reinforce, and demonstrate analytical skills and the ability to convey findings to stakeholders in various scenarios.
Flexible enough to add a second major in a financial or business area, the undergraduate economics program at Manhattanville leads to specialized knowledge supported by professional skills in critical thinking and communication.
Students can participate in hands-on research projects and campus-wide discussions, complete an internship with an employer, or pursue their interest in economics by adding a minor in economics or economic policy to another Manhattanville academic program.
Learn the fundamentals of economics that set you up for success in various areas of the field in a setting a short distance away from the international economic hub, New York City. See what life’s like at Manhattanville.
Economics Curriculum and Outcomes
Degree requirements for the B.A. in Economics degree program include core major courses, a career skills-driven general education program, and a holistic liberal arts education.
Seven required economics courses
Five electives in economics or finance topics
Project-based senior seminar
Completion of a minimum of 120 credits, including 90 general liberal arts credits
Manhattanville’s economics major is designed to serve as the basis for graduate school and career trajectories in fields such as:
A bachelor’s degree in economics can qualify you for some entry-level positions evaluating and managing economic issues for federal offices or private businesses, while on-the-job experience and master’s level credentials are often needed for progression to advanced roles.
Through economics courses and opportunities to apply knowledge in internships and research projects, you’ll gain the quantitative skills to evaluate data and the ability to think critically, solve problems, and distill complex data into something meaningful.
You’ll take economics courses, including:
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Internships and Research Opportunities
After you take some introductory economics courses, you’ll be able to pursue an internship with the help of Manhattanville’s Center for Career Development. Economics majors can greatly benefit from hands-on work experience, earning academic credit while absorbing the daily routines of professionals and exploring various career paths.
Economics majors can also complete an Independent Study, developing a distinctive faculty-mentored project that demonstrates their research and communication skills. As opposed to the required Senior Seminar, which involves classroom discussions and management practice, the Independent Study allows you to investigate and research in any area of the field.
Economic Freedom Institute
Another excellent opportunity to be involved in the field of economics and network with future employers is the Economic Freedom Institute (EFI). This on-campus panel was created to facilitate interdisciplinary discussions in the fields of finance, business, and economics. Along with Manhattanville students and professors, corporate leaders and community partners are invited to the EFI panel discussions.
Adjunct Faculty Alan Anderson Ernest Barone Rinku Bhattacharya Edwin Bowman Robert Candee Richard Cherry Donald Genio Paul Jakubek Jean Mann Alan Sadovnick Michael Scimeca Inger Stapleton Audrey Tyson Janet Walsh
Please contact any of the above faculty or the Division Chair for more information. Division Chair: Robert.Derrell, Robert.Derrell@mville.edu, (914) 323-5472.
Economics Minors and Double Majors
Manhattanville makes it simple to emphasize your unique career goals and interests through additional majors and minors. Earning a second degree in a relevant field and gaining a distinct set of skills can open career possibilities and set you apart in the job market. Consider double majoring or adding a minor in areas such as:
Global and International Studies (B.A., Minor)
Business Management (B.A., B.S., Minor)
Political Science (B.A., Minor)
Mathematics (BA., Minor)
Students may be interested in adding an economics minor to a different major:
Minor in Economics
Students planning on applying to graduate programs might be interested in our five-year dual undergraduate and graduate degree programs, called 4+1 Accelerated Programs.
Apply to the B.A. in Economics at Manhattanville College
Our Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics program positions students to make an impact throughout their careers. This degree equips you with analytical skills, theoretical knowledge, and hands-on experience. If you’re ready to become an economics major at Manhattanville, start your application today.