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This program has STEM designation which includes benefits such as an extension for international students and a competitive edge in today’s job market
A Foundation For Success
Get a degree that responds to today’s ever-changing marketplace. Pace’s BA in Economics helps you develop skills in critical thinking and data analysis, preparing you for the ever-changing nature of the global economy. Learn the skills you need to succeed in the career of your choice with the help of accomplished faculty and internships/research assistantships in one of the world's most prominent economic hubs.
A Growing Field
According to Fortune Magazine, economics majors have a higher median salary than all other majors outside of engineering. Wages are expected to remain high, as employers have come to recognize the value of employees with analytical backgrounds and strong critical thinking skills. There is also expected to ample job opportunities in the future, with employment predicted to grow 6 percent annually from 2021 to 2031.
- This program is flexible, and allows you to take a substantial number of electives, in consultation with your advisor, in related fields such as environmental studies, 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.
- For students who want to take their education to the next level, there is the option of joining the combined degree program. This is a joint degree, where you finish your undergraduate and master's degree in economics simultaneously.
Take Courses Like…
Our rigorous course topics range from the fundamentals of economics to the culminating seminar in your senior year.
- ECO 211 Sports Economics
- ECO 266 Economics of Gender, Race, and Class
- ECO 386 Economics of Health Care
Combined Degree Track
The Combined Degree allows you to replace up to 12 undergraduate elective credits with graduate level courses. This means you can finish almost half of the master's degree requirements by the time you complete your undergraduate coursework, leaving only 18 additional credits to complete a combined BA/MS or BS/MS degree.
International Studies Track
The International Studies Track offers you a rare, first-hand opportunity to learn about the current political, social, and economics dynamics that are impacting international economies. As part of the track, students have an opportunity to take a short-term faculty-led study abroad course to Brazil, Europe, or China. This experience will give you a unique and in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist abroad, especially those pertaining to the business environment, financial markets and institutions, and economic development.
Public Policy Track
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.
Opportunities and Experiences
Federal Reserve Challenge: This team offers a unique chance for Economics and Business Economics majors to compete with other schools and test their knowledge of the US economy, monetary policy, and the role of the Federal Reserve System. Pace University’s team has developed a championship pedigree, winning the national competition five times in eight years.
Fiscal Challenge: This team gives students the opportunity to compete with other schools and test their knowledge of fiscal policy, the US economy, and the role of the federal government in smoothing business cycles.
Economics Clubs: Join the Economics Society or Women in Economics to learn more about the discipline, get help with your coursework, connect with alumni, plan for your future, and meet new friends.
Brown Bag Seminar Series: Every month, two to three students, alumni, or invited speakers present their work-in-progress research. This allows students to see what other people are working on, workshop their own research, and network with alumni and industry professionals.
Choose Your Career
You will be prepared for a career as an economist, financial manager, market research analyst, policy analyst, and much more.
Where Graduates are Employed
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
- 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