The major in International Economics is a model-based (theory and empirical) study of the macro- and microeconomic causes and consequences of the movement of goods, services, factor inputs, and assets across national borders. This major will prepare students for graduate school in international policy, international development, and other policy-oriented programs. The major will also provide a strong foundation for careers that have an international focus.
The international majors in the Stead Department of Business Administration and Economics allow students interested in international issues to concentrate their studies on courses that include theories, concepts, and models helpful in understanding the complex international environment. In addition to courses in business and/or economics, the majors require study of a foreign language and either study-abroad experience or a significant project focused on an international topic.
Students who want to study business and/or economics and who also plan to study abroad, either for a semester or May Term, may find this major attractive. Interested students who want to learn more about these majors should meet with a faculty member in the Business Administration and Economics Department.
International economics majors intending to do graduate work in international studies or intending to pursue a career with a governmental or non-governmental agency are strongly encouraged to consider a minor or major in political science or one of the International Studies tracks to complement the international economics major. Students are also encouraged to work closely with a member of the department to select complementary general education courses.