Unique among economics programs, the Bachelor of Science in Economics program is grounded in mathematics, engineering and the sciences, with a strong focus on energy and environmental economics, producing technologically literate economists with quantitative economics and business skills that provide a competitive advantage in today’s economy. Core economics and business courses cover microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, statistical modeling, optimization, engineering economics and mathematical economics, while electives tackle energy economics, environmental economics, economics and technology, strategy, regional economics, accounting, corporate finance and many other topics. The flexible curriculum also allows many economics majors to pursue a dual degree or minor. Graduates are well-equipped to bridge the gap that often exists between economists and managers on one side and engineers and scientists on the other.
In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the educational objectives of the undergraduate program in economics and business are:
- To provide students with a strong foundation in economic theory and analytical techniques, taking advantage of the mathematical and quantitative abilities of CSM undergraduate students
- To prepare students for the workforce, especially in organizations in CSM’s areas of traditional strength (engineering, applied science, mathematics and computer science), and for graduate school, especially in economics, business and law
Economics and Business Curriculum
- Business and Entrepreneurship
Areas of Special Interest
Top jobs for economics majors
- Market research analyst
- Economic consultant
- Compensation and benefits manager
- Credit analyst
- Financial analyst
- Policy analyst
- Management consultant
- Business reporter
Mines’ financial assistance program awards more than $60 million per year, and over 82 percent of the student body receives some form of financial aid.
Mines by the Numbers
projected job growth for economists, 2019-2029, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Top University Based on Alumni Ratings, Forbes, 2020
A Student Experience Like no Other
At Mines, we inspire students who are driven to be innovators and advance the knowledge of those who want to address today’s greatest challenges.