Economics BA

Undergraduate Program (BA)

Integrating knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics, emphasizing analytic reasoning and a thorough understanding of economic institutions. Dive into topics such as optimal decision-making, consumer welfare and distribution of income, market efficiency, inflation, forces of globalization, and governmental economic activity.

Sample Four-Year Economics BA Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
MATH 150 - Elements of Calculus I 3
Foreign Language Elective 3
First Year Seminar 3
PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
ENGL 115 - Rhetoric 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
ECON 200 - Microeconomic Principles 3
ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination 3
Theology 111: Ignatian Imagination 3
Foreign Language Elective 3
Scientific Perspectives 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
ECON 201 - Macroeconomic Principles 3
STAT 210 - Statistics For Business I 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Diversity Flag 3
BAIS 200 - Managing Information Technology 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
STAT 211 - Statistics For Business II 3
Historical Perspectives 3
Philosophical Perspectives 3
E/RS Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
ECON 305 - Microeconomic Analysis 3
Economics Elective 3
Creative Perspectives 3
Theological Perspectives 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
ECON 306 - Macroeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 307 - Empirical Analysis In Economic 3
Humanities Perspectives 3
Writing Intensive Flag 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
ECON 492 - Capstone Experience in Economics I 1
Economics Elective 3
Economics Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
ECON 493 - Capstone Experience in Economics II 2
Economics Elective 3
Economics Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Economics BA major at Xavier:

Microeconomic Principles (Econ 200) - Principles governing the efficient allocation of the nation’s scarce resources. Economic behavior of consumers, producers, and resource owners.

Macroeconomic Analysis (Econ 306) - Theoretical foundations of macro models integrating real and monetary sectors in both open and closed economies. Controversies in modern macro theory, with emphasis on business cycle theory.

Empirical Analysis In Economic (Econ 307) - The construction and testing of economic models. Emphasis given to linear regression techniques, special problems in estimating economic relationships, and interpretation of results.

Capstone Experience in ECON I (Econ 492) - The primary aim of the course is to use economic theory and data analysis to conduct an original research project. In this course, students will learn how to decide on an appropriate research topic, formulate hypotheses using economic theory, fit the topic into a broader literature, collect and analyze data and write the capstone itself.

100% of Xavier Economics Majors are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

100%

of Xavier Economics Majors are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

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Take advantage of faculty-mentored, for-credit internships or employment opportunities at one of Cincinnati's 10 Fortune 500 companies, a local start-up company or leading nonprofit.

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Economics Advisory board members, who also serve as mentors to undergraduate students, represent firms like the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Federal Reserve Bank of Cincinnati, Fifth Third Bank, Procter & Gamble and Western & Southern Financial Group.

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