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Chatham’s economics major provides a flexible and attractive skill set in key areas: statistics, managerial economics, decision-making, and global and emerging markets. Through coursework and hands-on experience, you will develop verbal and written communication skills that are critical in the workplace. Upon graduation, you'll possess the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in accounting, financial planning, human resource management, banking, management in specialized fields, marketing, or policy analysis. You'll also have the theoretical and statistical foundations needed to continue your education at the graduate level in economics, business, public administration, or law.
Chatham was a great opportunity for me and opened so many doors. My economics courses were helpful. All of my professors instilled values in me that have been useful in my career thus far.
—LILIAN LAKES ‘02
Explore the Economics Degree:
- Set yourself apart with a minor in one of Chatham’s other undergraduate business programs (marketing, accounting, management information systems, management, international business, or applied data science analytics), or in another field such as psychology or communications.
- Qualified students may be eligible for Chatham’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other Integrated Degree Programs, which allow you to save money and speed time to acquiring both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
- All students complete a capstone seminar that channels the knowledge they’ve accumulated into a discipline-specific project under close faculty guidance.
- Chatham University partners with CMU Heinz College for five-year master's degrees in public policy.
- Chatham students majoring in economics may join a leading economics Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon.
Global Financial System and the Macro Economy
This course combines material on economic analysis of the macro economy with a review of the global financial system. Students will develop analytical models on how to attain economic growth, price stability, and full employment, and cover the financial system, financial crises, and monetary policy. The course emphasizes both analytical models and real world policy applications.
This course covers the application of intermediate microeconomic analysis to business decision making. It is designed to bridge economic theory and economic practice. Topics include consumer theory, production analysis, pricing strategy, and risk analysis.
International Trade and Finance
This course is an introduction to international trade and finance, and an examination of the structure of international trade and the functioning of the international monetary system. Attention is given to recent issues in these areas and the relationship between the domestic and international economies.
Faculty members are accomplished teachers, scholars, practitioners, and active leaders in the field.
Accreditation, Student Achievement, and Outcomes
The Department of Business and Entrepreneurship at Chatham University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). See our public disclosure of Student Achievement.
Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE)
The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship connects students with area business leaders and promotes events on campus, such as the Think Big Forum, a series of panel discussions focusing on strategic business growth, entrepreneurship, leadership, and sustainability.Learn More
College of Distinction
Chatham has been named a College of Distinction for its business degrees, recognizing the program for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in its business majors.
Chatham Business Insight
Check out Chatham Business Insight, the blog of the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship, to learn about the people, events, and other activities of the department.Read More
Former Starbucks SVP of Corporate Responsibility Joins Chatham University as Falk Professor of Socially Responsible Business
Sandra E. Taylor, an internationally recognized expert in corporate responsibility, joins the Chatham University faculty as Falk Professor of Socially Responsible Business. Taylor is the former Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Starbucks and the founder and President of the consulting firm, Sustainable Business International. Read more.
A Look at the Award-Winning Chatham Women’s Business Center
Chatham’s Women’s Business Center (CWBC), part of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE), was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as the 2018 Women’s Business Center of the Year.