Diversified Specialization

The Department of Economics at EMU offers majors and minors in economics with diversified areas of specialization. 

Our Academic Programs

The major in Economics prepares students to pursue career opportunities in business, government, and the non-profit sector. Students also receive an excellent foundation for success in law school, Master degree programs in business administration (MBA), and graduate study in economics and other related areas.

A Quantitative Economics major prepares students to career paths in public and private sectors by providing quantitative. skills and data analysis. Students completing the BS in Quantitative Economics can find jobs as mainly as data analysts and economic forecasters in a highly quantitative positions.

A major in Actuarial Science and Economics is offered in in collaboration with the Mathematics Department. The department also supports the Business Administration in Economics (BBA) and International Business in Economics (BBA) in collaboration with the College of Business.

The department also participates in other University programs such as language and international trade, a minor in Urban Studies, and the Women's Studies program.

  • Honors Program in Economics
    The department participates in the University Honors College Program by regularly offering special honors sections of Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON201) and Principles of Microeconomics (ECON202). Less frequently we try to offer an honors section of one of our upper level classes. All faculty members are available to work with honors students on honors contracts for individual classes and on honors theses for students in one of our programs who are graduating with honors.
  • Cooperative Education

    Students in the department's various programs have the possibility of combining work and academic credit through the cooperative education program. Economics majors may use cooperative education credits in fulfilling their general education requirements.

    Cooperative Education placements involve working for pay at a job related to your academic program. These placements are arranged through the Cooperative Education Office in the University Advising and Career Development Center located on the second floor of McKenny Hall. The phone number for career services is 734.487.0400. The academic credit portion of the Cooperative Education experience is supervised by a faculty member in the department. For economics majors that is Dr. Mehmet Yaya.

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Student Activities and Involvement

Students are encouraged to become involved in the Economics Club, a student-run organization that meets regularly to organize applications outside the classroom. Promising students are invited to join the Fed Challenge team, a student-team competition that competes with teams from other universities in a mock Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Students also have the opportunity to become members of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the national economics honor society.

Get Involved with the Economics Department

The Economics Department supports various events and activities throughout the academic school year to encourage students to develop in the field of economics while having fun.

Economics Tutoring

Department of Economics offers free in-person and virtual/remote tutoring for introductory Economics classes including Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON201) and Principles of Microeconomics (ECON202)

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Hilary Hill
Senior Secretary
703 Pray-Harrold

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