The Economics major provides students with a rigorous applied and theoretical curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in quantitative and analytical positions in private, public and non-profit organizations. We provide a flexible program based on a common core of theory courses and an array of elective courses offered at a range of times designed to accommodate both daytime and evening students.
Our curriculum is designed around five concentration tracks based on faculty skills and popular career paths, but Economics majors have a great deal of freedom to choose elective courses that meet individual goals.
Economics, as a field in general and at Northeastern in particular, provides training in building strong economic fundamentals, and sharpens analytical and critical thinking skills. The program is rigorous, and yet accessible to a large population of students with diverse backgrounds. Some of the program benefits include:
Build/enhance quantitative and written skills
Sharpen critical and analytical thinking power
Studying content with depth and substance
Rigorous and yet accessible curriculum
Focus on both theoretical and applied components
Dynamic range of concentrations available
Almost all courses taught by field experts
Small class size
Opportunities for research collaborations
Prepare for graduate studies
The skills acquired from the bachelor's degree in Economics have wide applications. Using and applying the knowledge of the Economics major can lead to wide variety of careers including:
Careers in Non-profit organizations