Anything from taxes to labor disputes to the weather can impact the economy.

Economics is a social science that delves into the fascinating world of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Using our unique blend of complex models, theories, and data analysis, we investigate the intricate interconnections and constantly evolving dynamics of the modern economy.

Do you ever wonder how the price of your favorite snack, or the availability of your dream job is determined? Or how a simple weather phenomenon like a hurricane can cause a ripple effect on the economy? Economics majors are the designers behind unraveling these mysteries of the global market. We explore everything from tax policies to labor disputes, from the latest technological advancements to the unpredictable forces of Mother Nature.

Emmanuel’s economics minor, while a natural fit for those pursuing management degrees, can also be an exciting complement to sociology, political science, education, and many others.

A First-Class Experience

Get to know the people and programs that will define your academic journey.

Explore your Interests and earn Real World Experience

"With these internships, I've carved a path that aligns with my interests, and I’ve cultivated a lot of connections that will definitely be very beneficial for me going forward." -Cameron Howard ’25

Meet the Faculty

Our distinguished faculty publish, exhibit and research. Present, compose and chair. Inspire and collaborate.

The Curriculum

View the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for a B.A. in Economics:

  • ECON1101 Principles of Microeconomics (SA) (SS)
  • ECON1103 Principles of Macroeconomics (SA) (SS)
  • MATH1121 Applied Math (QA) (QR) OR MATH1111 Calculus I (QA) (QR)
  • MATH1118 Introduction to Statistics with R (QA) (QR)
  • ECON2101 History of Economic Thought
  • ECON2301 Intermediate Microeconomics (SA)
  • ECON2303 Intermediate Macroeconomics (SA)
  • ECON4201 Economics Senior Seminar

Three electives, two of which must be at the 3000-level, from:

  • ECON2113 Politics of International Economic Relations (SS)
  • ECON2203/FINAN2203 Economic Development (SA) (SS)
  • ECON2205 Urban Economics
  • ECON3103/FINAN3103 International Economics and Finance
  • ECON3105/FINAN3105 Money and Financial Markets
  • ECON3113 Economics of Health Care
  • ECON3115 Economics of the Environment
  • ECON3296 Economics Internship

View the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for Minor in Economics:

  • ECON1101 Principles of Microeconomics (SA) (SS)
  • ECON1103 Principles of Macroeconomics (SA) (SS)
  • ECON2101 History of Economic Thought
  • Two economics courses at the 2000-level or above, where at least one is at the 3000-level or above

 At the completion of the Economics Major, students will:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking using economic analysis, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  2. Communicate effectively: in written, oral and graphical formats, using concepts and analytical tools economics.
  3. Have lifelong learning skills, including how to locate and use primary data, how to understand and evaluate current events and new ideas.
Where Essential Values and Skills Meet the Real World

Where Essential Values and Skills Meet the Real World

Along with areas of knowledge and major requirements, you will cultivate essential values in the classroom and complete two courses in each area:

  • Social Justice (SJ): Develop knowledge, skills, values and motivation to participate beneficially in activities of personal and public concern.
  • Diversity & Multiculturalism (DM): Understand the complexity of identity the historical truths of different cultural perspectives to address bias and examine contemporary social issues. 

One hundred percent of Emmanuel students complete an internship as part of the core curriculum. In a city as dynamic as Boston, your options are bound only by the limits of your curiosity.

Students from the School of Business & Management intern at all Big 4 accounting agencies, major financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley and Bank of America, and creative agencies and cultural organizations such as Hill Holliday and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In all majors, the Capstone Experience involves completing a significant piece of work that requires the integration and application of learning from multiple courses.

For students in the School of Business & Management, capstone courses blend theory and practice, with experiences ranging from live case consulting, research and analysis on current industry topics, the assessment of company performance and strategy and thesis presentations.

Related Programs

Specialize your Economics major with additional coursework in these areas