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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.

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

 Early Start Master's Program

  • This degree program is included in our Early Start Master's Program, through which students have the option to take two core classes from one of our master's programs. This program enables students to earn a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from Point Park in as little as five years. Visit our Early Start Master's Program page for more information.

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.

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Pictured is economics and finance alumnus Steven Reed. Photo by Nathaniel Holzer.
"Point Park has prepared me in every way possible," Hoffer said. "I looked up to professors who showed me the best interview tactics and networking tools. Every class I've taken provided me opportunities to learn more about my future, and I've loved it."

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