Capitalize Your Future Career Success with Expertise in Economics from Gannon University
Gannon’s economics concentration prepares you to address key economic issues using powerful tools of analysis. You’ll build an excellent foundation in the financial and quantitative modeling used by business professionals. You will apply that foundation
to analyze economic and industry trends, business competition, risk profiles and other factors that drive high-impact solutions to economic issues across industries. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to enter careers with high-earning potential
or advance your education in fields such as law, political science and economics.
- Learn from faculty experts whose research includes topics like forensic science, voting behavior, health care, media and more.
- Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
- Tailor your academic interests by pursuing complementary courses in math, data science, political science, philosophy or pre-law.
Learn to Lead the Way in Economics
- Understand how certain human decision processes impact issues of scarcity and tradeoffs at the individual and societal levels.
- Master the financial and quantitative modeling that business professionals across the globe use to conduct analysis and research.
- Develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills in an applied environment to increase your career marketability.
Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment
- Earn your education using state-of-the-art technology and global software including IBISWorld and Stata.
- The program’s location in the Center for Business Ingenuity gives you valuable local and national internship and service-learning project opportunities through access to the Small Business Development Center, Erie Technology Incubator, and
Northwest Pennsylvania Beehive Network.
- Participate in the Political Economy Reading Group, Political Economy Summer Retreat, and Economic Movies Series.
Inspire Your Academic Success
Gain real-world knowledge through key economics courses including:
Comparative Economic Systems: Study how societies of differing social, political and economic preferences organize themselves to satisfy human needs, emphasizing socialism, capitalism and modern variations theories and practices.
Game Theory: Explore major elements of game theory and apply game theoretic principles to business, finance, public policy and everyday life situations.
Discussions in Political Economy: Discuss readings, lectures and debates relating to topics in political economy.
Achieve the Possibilities
Students will gain a high-quality education that enables success in the rigors of graduate school or a future profession. Through an array of program opportunities, you can:
- Secure grant-funded research project opportunities through the small program size.
- Become a highly skilled and knowledgeable career professional in fields such as a banking, data science, law, business policy, financial analysis, and more.
- Earn an average starting salary of $105,020 in an in-demand career with a projected annual growth of 14%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.