Economics, BA

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A Foundation For Success

Get a degree that responds to today’s ever-changing marketplace. Pace’s BA in Economics prepares you with the knowledge essential for deconstructing the complex issues that shape today’s global economy. Our curriculum is responsive to the marketplace, so that when you graduate, your resume will be ready and your knowledge and skills will be cutting-edge. It also enables you to combine economics with a range of disciplines, from statistics to political science, language, culture, and psychology, giving you an advantage in the competitive job market.


This program is flexible, and allows you to take a substantial number of electives, in consultation with your advisor, in related fields such as the environment; gender, race and class studies, economic history, or whatever satisfies your intellectual curiosity. Faculty are accomplished scholars, and you have the potential to collaborate with them on research projects and present findings at national and regional conferences. Internships are plentiful, where you will gain value experiences and make the connections you need to launch a rewarding career.


Our rigorous course topics range from the fundamentals of economics to the culminating seminar in your senior year.


The Chinese Economic Studies track offers you a rare first-hand opportunity to learn about the current political, social, and economic dynamics that are impacting the Chinese economy and US-Chinese international relations.

As a result, you will be able to better understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in China today, especially those pertaining to its business environment, financial markets and institutions, and economic development. The key component of this track is a travel course “From Wall Street to the Great Wall” which takes the students to historical and cultural sites such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Banking Museum and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and the silk factory and the Silk Road in Suzhou. This travel course provides a real world exposure to China’s economic development.


The objective of the Economic Policy Analysis and Public Economics track is to give you a solid background in policy development and prepare you for a career in government, politics, and public affairs at the public, private and non-profit levels. You will learn to effectively create, analyze, evaluate and quantify economic public policy, focusing on such policy areas as urban issues, healthcare, government, law, and the environment. Economic public policy analysis also prepares you to go on to graduate school for an MS in Applied Quantitative Economic Analysis and Policy which is offered at Pace University.


Join our award-winning College Fed Challenge Team and/or The College Fiscal Challenge Team.

Come join our great student organizations like the Economics Society or Women in Economics, in addition to our National Honor Society—Omicron Delta Epsilon.


You will be prepared for a career as an economist, financial manager, market research analyst, policy analyst, and much more.


Some of our successful alumni are employed by these and other major organizations around the world:

  • Bank of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
  • Credit Suisse
  • Equitable Life Insurance
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Federal Reserve Bank of NY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JetBlue
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • NYC Department of Corrections
  • NYC Office of Management and Budget
  • New York Police Department
  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
  • Societe Generale
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Thompson Reuters
  • The United Nations