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Economic problems center on the allocation of scarce resources to provide goods and services for society. The goal of the Economics program is to provide students with the analytical tools, problem solving ability and insight necessary to address such fundamental questions. Students are trained to analyze business and financial conditions, wage and tax policies and international trade, and to understand theories explaining causes of unemployment and inflation.

Students majoring in Economics may earn either a B.S. degree from the Farmer School of Business or a B.A. or B.S. degree from the College of Arts and Sciences. The same core Economics courses are taken by all three majors, and the choice between the three depends upon your academic interests and career goals.

  • The Business major provides students with a strong background in the fundamental skills and knowledge of business.
  • The B.A. in Arts and Sciences student receives a more traditional liberal education.
  • The B.S. in Arts and Science - Quantitative Economics major, requires six additional hours of economics and twenty hours of related courses in mathematics, statistics, or decision sciences.

Miami Plan and School of Business Requirements

  • The B.S. in ECO is based on the Miami Plan foundation courses that consist of 36 hours in areas outside of the Farmer School of Business.  In addition, the Farmer School core includes 45 hours of courses from all the business disciplines.
  • The University and the Farmer School have a capstone requirement.  ECO 427 satisfies the University capstone requirement, but not the Farmer School requirement.  ECO 405 satisfies both the University and the Farmer School capstone requirements.  Economics Majors do NOT have to take their capstone course from the Economics Department.  View a list of all University capstones and a list of all Farmer School capstones.  Note that all Farmer School capstones are also University capstones. 

For requirements and complete course descriptions for the Bachelor of Science in Economics degree, please visit the Miami bulletin.

Accessible version of PDF available upon request.

For information about the Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree, visit the Miami bulletin.