Program Overview

The economics concentration at Robert Morris University provides insight into decision-making which is applicable in both the public and private sectors of the economy. Study in economics is excellent preparation for careers in business, industry, banking and government, graduate work in economics and social sciences, and advanced professional education in law, journalism and business.

Program Objectives

The B.S.B.A. with a concentration in economics equips students to:

  • Comprehend economic theory; and
  • Apply the economic way of thinking to personal, professional and social decision-making.

Curriculum

The 120-credit curriculum has five components:

  1. Robert Morris University Core - 42 credits
    These are the traditional liberal arts requirements of the University. Studies in humanities, communications skills, and social, behavioral, natural and quantitative sciences are included.
  2. Business Foundations Courses - 30 credits
    These are required of all students earning a B.S.B.A. degree and include courses in accounting, finance, marketing, management and other business administration areas.
  3. Concentration (Economics) - 21 credits
    This is the major field of study and includes required courses in intermediate price theory, money and banking, and business enterprise and public policy. The provision of two economics electives permits students to extend their knowledge of some particular area of interest in the field.
  4. Business Electives - 12 credits
    Students may select any four courses within the School of Business offerings to broaden their skills in some business area(s) of interest.
  5. Non-Business Electives - 15 credits
    Students may select five courses offered outside the School of Business to broaden their skills in some area(s) of interest.

Tuition

Tuition information can be found at Tuition Fees & Schedules.

Admission Criteria

The following are required for admission:

  • Robert Morris University application for admission - Apply Now!
  • Official transcripts from high school and any post-secondary instituitions attended

Opportunities for Graduates

There are many different positions held by economics graduates, including auditor, environmental planner, loan officer, market analyst, economic analyst, purchasing analyst, sales analyst, budget analyst, credit analyst, loan review analyst, real estate appraiser, stockbroker, lobbyist, import/export agent, pricing analyst, reporter, consultant, product manager, statistician, insurance agent, research analyst and underwriter.

Bachelor-Level Internship Employers

Acacia Financial; Atlas Brokerage; ESPN; First Investors Corp.; Jackson-Hewitt; Prudential Financial; Tri-Point Mortgage; UPMC Health System; U.S. Steel; West Penn Financial Group.

Bachelor-Level Hiring Organizations

Allan J. Popa, CPA; Allstate Insurance; Combined Insurance of America; Dollar Bank; Essere Corp.; FreeMarkets; The Hillman Company; Merrill Lynch; Park Place Entertainment; Pittsburgh Dispatch Services; PNC Bank; Progressive Insurance; ServiceLink LP; Todd Organization of Pittsburgh; UPMC Health System; Wesco Distribution.

Salary Information

Position TitlePosition Salary
Accounting (Private)
$67,780
Accounting (Public)
$67,780
Auditing (Public)
$67,780
Commercial Banking (Lending)
$43,605
Consulting$51,776
Financial/Treasury Analysis $77,360
Insurance (Underwriting)$65,320
Investment Banking (Corporate Finance)$54,470
Management Trainee$54,470
Portfolio Management/Brokerage$36,660
Sales$34,660
The information in this chart is based off of 2009 nation mean salaries

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