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As the social science that explains competitive behavior in the marketplace, economics underlies all business activity. Economics also looks at alternative strategies for allocating scarce resources.

Why Saint Martin's University?

The economics program at Saint Martin’s provides students with a broader understanding of the social role of business in a market economy. Non-business and non-accounting students are encouraged to further their understanding of the field of economics.

Economics Requirements

Details on courses, including details about university core requirements, can be found in the academic catalog.

Foundation courses (15-16 credit hours)

  • MTH 161: Mathematical Methods for Business  -OR-  MTH 171: Calculus I
  • MTH 201: Introduction to Statistics
  • ECN 201: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECN 202: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BA 305: Business Communications

Concentration courses (12 credit hours)

  • ECN 325: The Evolution of Economic Thought
  • ECN375: Cost-Benefit Analysis  -OR-  ECN371: Econometrics
  • BA 410: Public Finance
  • BA420: International Business and Global Economics

Economics at a Glance

Program Type
Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
In Person
School of Business
What can I do with this major?
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ACBSP accreditation

Saint Martin's University's School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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AACSB Membership

Saint Martin's is also a member of the AACSB Business Education Alliance.

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Career paths

  • Banking
  • Retail
  • Government and non-government organizations
  • Public Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Sales
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The School of Business is committed to developing leaders for tomorrow’s business world. Our undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs provide students with the necessary skills to succeed in today's fast-changing world.

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