The Bachelor of Science degree program in economics and finance is directly relevant for students who are preparing to enter the marketplace and wish to understand the implications of economic and financial events on their lives and livelihoods. Students who choose this major will learn research skills and quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Faculty ProfileMeet Luis Palacios-Salguero, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and finance.
Student ProfileDerek Peluso is an economics and finance major and pitcher for Point Park's baseball team.
You'll become an expert at using and analyzing case studies, as well as using scenario-building techniques for decision-making purposes. You'll master the ideas pertaining to technological innovations, growth models and social issues. The international dimensions of this major will enable students to better understand the realities of the global marketplace and the economic and financial events of our times.
You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the economics and finance program include:
- Economic History of the United States
- Economics of Money and Banking
- Modern Economic Thought
- Economics of Social Issues
- International Finance
- Risk Management
With a degree in economics and finance, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Planner
- Loan Officer
- Market Analyst
- Risk Manager
- Budget Analyst
- Urban Planner
- Foreign Trade Analyst
- Economic Market Research Consultant
- Claims Analyst
- Healthcare Analyst
- Investment Banker