Associate Professor: Sprunger (Chairperson)
Assistant Professor: Moorhouse
The Department of Economics offers three tracks within the major: General Economics, Managerial Economics, and Quantitative Economics. Each requires course study in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and managerial economics with a sampling of courses in money and banking, intermediate economics, government and economics, public finance, game theory, and econometrics.
General Economics is designed to provide a broad understanding of economic, social, and business problems. In addition to preparing students for a career in business or government, this track provides an excellent background for graduate or professional studies.
Managerial Economics develops students’ capacity to analyze the economic environment in which an organization operates and to apply economic reasoning to an organization’s internal decision making. These courses have more of a managerial emphasis than traditional economics courses.
Quantitative Economics focuses study on the more quantitative and analytical courses in the department. In addition to a broad coverage of economic theory and applications, these courses especially prepare students for statistical analysis and research of economics issues. This is also an excellent track for students interested in graduate school.
In addition, the department offers 2 minors in economics-- General and Quantitative Economics. The department recommends courses in business, accounting, and mathematics to students in the Economics program.
The department is part of the Institute for Management Studies (IMS).
For more information, please refer to the College Catalog.