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Economics Major BS

Economics describes and analyzes the organization and operation of an economic system. While much can be learned from the economic systems of other countries, most courses in this program focus on the western market economy. An understanding of economics is essential for all careers in management and to becoming a well-informed citizen and participant in society.

The economics program offers courses which serve all majors in the College of Management and those leading to the two tracks in the economics major. The business economics track prepares students for work in the quantitative areas of business: market research, business forecasting, financial analysis, economic modeling and simulation, operations, and quantitative decision making. The more traditional economics track prepares students for graduate study in economics and professional study in law, public administration, business and public policy.

Many economics courses may be used to fulfill the university's general education/liberal studies requirements.

Acceptance to the Program

To be eligible for acceptance to the Economics major, students must submit a College of Management Undergraduate Program Declaration Form when the following is completed:

  • Economics Foundation Courses with a grade of C- or better (see below)

The Economics Foundation Courses are prerequisites for many upper division College of Management courses. Completing these courses early in your program will help you succeed and have the most valuable experience in other College of Management courses.


The economics program includes 120 credits (at least 40 upper division) distributed in general education/liberal studies, foundation courses and study in economics or business economics.

  1. General Education and Liberal Studies

    Students in degree programs at Metropolitan State University must complete while at the university, or transfer to the university, a number of courses to meet general education and liberal studies requirements. View General Education and Liberal Studies (GELS) for Metropolitan State University.

  2. Economics Foundation Courses (22 credits)

Economics Track

  1. Required (16 credits)

  2. Electives (16 credits, choose four courses)

Business Economics Track

  1. Required (24 credits)

  2. Electives (12 credits, choose three courses)

College of Management Double Major Policy

Students may combine any two majors in the College of Management as a double major as long as there are at least 24 upper division semester credits of coursework in the second major that do not overlap the first major. Both majors must be completed at the time of graduation.