BA in Economics

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The Dyson Advantage

From small business to Wall Street, from town hall meetings to global policy summits, the study of economics gives students the tools necessary to better understand the world we live in. The discipline complements many other areas of study including accounting, computer science, history, political science, law, psychology, sociology, and statistics.

We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, as well as a minor in Economics. The rigor of our major and minor programs gives students skills that enable them to compete successfully in an ever changing world and job market.

Learning That Inspires Your Intellect

BA in Economics

This degree program is ideal for students interested in the social sciences. It allows one to take a substantial number of electives, in consultation with their advisor, in related fields such as the environment; gender, race and class studies; economic history or whatever satisfies their intellectual curiosity.

This program prepares you for public sector employment, pre-law, or graduate study in economics, especially if combined with additional coursework in mathematics. It also enables you to combine economics with a range of disciplines, from accounting to statistics. Students will gain the knowledge essential for an in-depth understanding of complex current events and global issues that impact today’s competitive global marketplace.

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Federal Reserve Challenge Team

The Pace University Federal Reserve Team is an award-winning team that is comprised of only Dyson College Economics and Business Economics majors. For three years in a row (2012, 2013, 2014), the team won the regional competition, besting more than 30 colleges in NY Fed District, including Columbia and NYU. In 2014, the team won the 11th national College Federal Reserve Challenge competition, besting Princeton and University of Chicago. Pace’s win was the first for the NY Fed District in the history of the College Fed Challenge.

College Federal Reserve Challenge is a competition that tests students’ understanding of the U.S. economy, monetary policymaking, and the role of the Federal Reserve System. Participating teams analyze economic and financial conditions and formulate a monetary policy recommendation, modeled on the work of the Federal Open Market Committee. Teams competing in the finals give 15-minute presentations and answer questions for a panel of senior Federal Reserve officials.

Dyson's Innovative Scholarly Faculty

The faculty of the department includes nationally and internationally recognized scholars, who are also engaging teachers, whether in the classroom or online. Their scholarship is evidenced by their numerous books, monographs, and articles published in journals, newspapers, and periodicals intended for general audiences. The department’s faculty members also present their research at international, national and regional conferences.


Business Insider recognized Pace as providing first-rate integrated learning opportunities, where students "gain hands-on experience in their fields through internships, practicums, and fieldwork."