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Description of the Major:

Economics is a social science that investigates how individuals and businesses choose to use limited resources.  Economists study how individuals and firms make decisions about work consumption, investments, hiring and pricing of goods and services; how entire economies operate, develop and interact; and why some countries, such as China, are growing at a fast pace while other developing economies experience little growth or even negative growth.


The Student Experience:

  • The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting body for business colleges.
  • For students who wish to continue their education, Coastal Carolina University offers a specialized Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, which provides instruction in accounting, finance, economics, management and marketing.
  • Students can apply for the Wall Fellows program, designed to prepare top business students for high-level careers in major U.S. and international corporations and organizations.  This two-year program features internships and coursework covering specific interpersonal and communication skills, ethics, personal appearance, and business and social etiquette.


Beyond the Classroom:

Students majoring in economics move on to careers as:

  • Investment Bankers
  • Economic Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Statisticians
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Trade Researchers
  • Consultants

  • Political Economists
  • Business Managers


Areas of Study:

Intermediate Macroeconomic/Microeconomic Theory
International Political Economy
Environmental Economics
Economics of Sports
Economics of Entrepreneurship


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