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.

Program highlights

The economic program at Saint Martin’s provides student 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.

Study in economics prepares graduates for a variety of professional environments including:

  • Banking
  • Retail
  • Government and non-government organizations
  • Public Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Sales

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  • 15-16 semester hours of foundation courses
  • 12 semester hours of required courses

Undergraduate catalog

MTH 161
MTH 171
Mathematical Methods for Business and Social Sciences
Calculus I
MTH 201Introduction to Statistics
ECN 201Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 202Principles of Macroeconomics
BA 305Business Communications


ECN 325The Evolution of Economic Thought
Cost-Benefit Analysis
BA 410Public Finance
BA420International Business and Global Economics