Economics

Economics Fundamentals

Economics is the study of how society, businesses, organizations and individuals produce, exchange, buy and sell goods and services. A Bachelor of Arts in Economics earned at The University of Akron prepares students for careers in the field through:

  • Core courses in theory, quantitative and computer methods
  • Development of analytical and problem solving skills
  • A program tailored with electives geared toward a particular career track in:
    • business
    • banking and international economics
    • public policy
    • graduate school

 Our Faculty

  • conduct research
  • publish in high-quality academic journals
  • consult with businesses and government agencies 

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

Program culminates in a senior project where you will demonstrate your abilities and apply what you have learned, both analytically and quantitatively.

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through internship opportunities typically taken in the summer between the third and fourth years.

Recent Placements

  • Westfield Insurance
  • Allstate Insurance
  • City of Akron
  • FirstMerit Bank
  • Limited Brands, Inc.
  • The Timken Company
  • SS&G Wealth Management
  • PNC Bank

    Economics Student Organizations

    Interact with other economics students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

    • Economics Club
    • Economics Honor Society — Omicron Delta Epsilon

    Sample Curriculum


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