Economics Program Overview

*This program is not accepting new students beyond the 2023-2024 academic year.


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. 

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Degree requirements for the BA 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
  • Review B.A. in Economics requirements and general undergraduate degree requirements.

Economics Courses
You’ll take economics courses, including:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Economic Statistics
  • Applied Econometrics

Minor Requirements
A minor requires the completion of ECO 1001 and ECO 1002 plus any three other economics courses. Internships do not count in fulfilling minor requirements. Students who are not economics majors but wish to enroll in economics courses should note that the introductory sequence is a prerequisite for almost all electives.

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.

Career Outcomes in Economics 
Manhattanville’s economics major is designed to serve as the basis for graduate school and career trajectories in fields such as:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Foreign service
  • Government
  • Financial services
  • International affairs

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.

Our analytical and social science-based economics degree provides the foundation you need to succeed on the path to careers such as actuary, economist, and more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), economist and analyst positions are predicted to grow faster than the average for all occupations, 13% between 2020 and 2030. Occupations such as actuaries may require further education in mathematics and statistics but are fulfilling and lucrative careers with a predicted 24% job growth, much higher than the average, according to the BLS.

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. 

Division Chair

Robert Derrell

Full-Time Faculty
Olugbenga Adeyinka
Nimish Adhia
Tina Bardsley
David Borker
Robert Derrell
Kyoko Mona
Peter Rivera

Faculty Emerita
Jim Bryan
Anna Sachko Gandolfi
William Perkins

Carolyn Greaige, Administrative Assistant

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

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.