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Economics and Finance Degree

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance

Offered on campus

A Flexible Degree for a Variety of Careers in Economics and Finance

As an economics and finance major at Point Park University, you will learn research skills as well as quantitative and qualitative methodologies to become career-ready for many types of roles working with businesses, organizations and individuals, from portfolio manager and financial strategist to investor and financial analyst. 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 about technological innovations, growth models and social issues and develop a greater understanding of the realities of the global marketplace and the economic and financial events of our times.

Point Park's distinctive location in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh immerses you in the city's business district, providing access to a variety of internships and co-ops. Our industry-experienced faculty leverage their professional networks to connect students with valuable experiential learning opportunities, and our small class sizes allow for individualized instruction. Point Park's emphasis on hands-on classroom learning paired with real-world experience will prepare you for a successful career in economics and finance. 

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

Fast-Track Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

Point Park's economics and finance program allows students to earn six credits toward our MBA degree program. Additionally, you may enroll in the Rowland School of Business Fast-Track Bachelor’s to Master’s Program to obtain six more credits toward your MBA or another master's program in the Rowland School of Business. Learn more about our Fast-Track Bachelor’s to Master’s Program.

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Career Options

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

  • 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

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