Undergraduate Program (BSBA)

Economics

Wants and needs. We've all got them. Study how goods and services are produced, and see firsthand how economics impacts everything from an individual like you to the world as a whole. Learn how people and societies use their resources, and help find solutions to make their economies more productive and sustainable—all while still keeping your sense of humanity firmly intact.

Sample Four-Year Economics Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
Philosophy 100: Ethics as an Intro to Philosophy 3
English 115: Rhetoric 3
Foreign Language 3
Math 150: Elements of Calculus I 3
First-Year Seminar 3
CORE 101: GOA Co-Curriculum I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Theology 111: Ignatian Imagination 3
English 205: Literature and the Moral Imagination 3
Foreign Language 3
Scientific Perspectives 3
Economics 200: Microeconomic Principles 3
CORE 102: GOA Co-Curriculum II 0

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
Economics 201: Macroeconomic Principles 3
Information Systems 200: Managing Information Technology 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Diversity Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Statistics 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
Economics 305: Microeconomic Analysis 3
Economics Elective 3
Creative Perspectives 3
Theological Perspectives 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Economics 306: Macroeconomic Analysis 3
Economics 307: Empirical Analysis in Economics 3
Humanities Perspective 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
Economics 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
Economics 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 major at Xavier:

History of Economic Thought (Econ 315) - deas and theories of major contributors to economic thought, including, Smith, Mill, Marx, and Keynes. Primary sources will be used.

Natural Resource Economics (Econ 320) - Economic analysis of managing the environment and allocating natural resources. Historical roots and ethical consequences of existing problems and policies are explored.

Economics and Politics (Econ 360) - An introduction to the economic analysis of political decision making in a modern democracy. Present models and examination of policy choices as an outcome of strategic interaction among rational individuals. Other topics include: rational choice theory, models of electoral competition, role of institutions in policy making, general and special interest politics and lobbying and international policy coordination.

Urban and Regional Economics (Econ 420) - An analysis of the economic reasons for city formation and spatial density patterns, with a focus on cities in the United States. Within this framework, we explore issues of transportation, housing, local government finance, crime and poverty.

International Economics (Econ 450) - Basis for trade between nations. Barriers to trade. Balance of payments. Exchange rate determination. Monetary and fiscal policies in an open economy.

98% of Xavier Economics Majors are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

98%

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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