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Become an Expert Economist

As an economics and finance major, you will learn research skills as well as quantitative and qualitative methodologies. You'll also become an expert at using and analyzing case studies, as well as using scenario-building techniques for decision-making purposes.

Additionally, you'll master ideas pertaining to technological innovations, growth models and social issues, and develop greater understanding of the realities of the global marketplace and the economic and financial events of our times.

Pictured is economics and finance alumna Melisa Chipanglia Campbell. | Photo by Chris Rolinson

Economics and finance alumna Melisa Chipanglia Campbell '09 is now head of marketing, Fiduciary Solutions, for the Bank of New York Mellon.

Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the economics and finance major. Some of the courses include:

  • Economic History of the United States
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Modern Economic Thought
  • Economics of Social Issues
  • International Finance
  • Risk Management

Faculty bring industry expertise and experience to the classroom

Learn from professors with extensive industry and academic experience.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Luis Palacios-Salguero, Ph.D.
  • Worked for the Superintendency of Banking and the Ministry of Finance of Peru
  • Was a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C.
  • Uses dynamic general equilibrium models and Bayesian methods to study optimal macroeconomic policies for developing countries

Careers Options

With an economics and finance degree, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Pictured is alumna Mariah Jensen.Economist
  • 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

Alumni Success

Learn where our graduates have gone on to build their economics and finance careers.

More news & features
Pictured is economics and finance alumnus Steven Reed. Photo by Nathaniel Holzer.
"Going to school in Downtown Pittsburgh was one of the main reasons I chose to come to Point Park. The campus location connects students to the best of what Pittsburgh has to offer."
Pictured is economics and finance alumna Amanda Horn.
"With every research project at Point Park, I was able to refine my analytical and technical skills. This has not gone unnoticed in the professional world."