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Minor in Economics

The minor in economics consists of six courses:

  • Basic Macroeconomics
  • Basic Microeconomics
  • Statistics I or Macroeconomic Analysis or Microeconomics Theory
  • Three upper level electives (3000 level courses)

If Statistics I is selected for the core, then Macro Analysis and/or Micro Theory can be used as electives.

Using the Economics Minor to Satisfy General Education Requirements

Social science requirement of Fordham College:

  • ECON 1100 Basic Macroeconomics
  • ECON 1200 Basic Microeconomics

Global distributive requirement of Fordham College:

  • ECON 3210 The Economics of Emerging Nations
  • ECON 3240 World Poverty
  • ECON 3242 Global Economic Issues
  • ECON 3235 Economics of Latin America
  • ECON 3270 Emerging Financial Markets

American pluralism distributive requirement

  • ECON 3580 The Economics of Diversity
  • ECON 3570 Labor Market and Diversity
  • ECON 4020 Disability: Economic and Other Approaches

Senior Value Seminar requirement

  • ECON 4110 Ethics and Economics

Interdisciplinary Capstone requirement

  • ECON 4020 Disability: Economic and Other Approaches

Students who are planning to complete an MBA in the future are advised to take Macroeconomic Analysis and Microeconomics Theory as two of their three upper-level electives. A third course could be Math for Economists.

Gabelli School of Business

GSB students may minor in Fordham College. Because of its strong analytical content, an economics minor will complement the business concentration and enhance the job search upon graduation.

The minor in economics consists of three courses beyond GSB requirements:

  • Basic Macroeconomics, Basic Microeconomics and Statistics I required for GSB
  • Three additional upper level electives (3000-level courses)

Course recommendations for different concentrations are as follows:

Finance concentration (especially for those considering a career on Wall Street):

  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Money & Banking
  • Financial Markets
  • International Finance
  • International Economics
  • Emerging Financial Markets
  • Issues in Financial markets
  • Computer Applications in Economics


  • Managerial Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Economics of Emerging Nations
  • Health Sector Analysis

Marketing and management systems:

  • Managerial Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Health Sector Economics
  • Economics of Emerging Nations
  • World Poverty
  • International Economics

Graduate study in the future:

  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Microeconomic Theory


  • A course used toward the business administration concentration cannot also be used to satisfy the economics minor. (For example, if one wishes to use an economics course such as Money and Banking towards the Finance concentration, it cannot also be double counted towards the minor in economics).
  • There is no difference in course requirements between an economics minor from Fordham College and a secondary concentration in business economics from GSB.
  • One could argue that it is more interesting to potential employers that a student has received a minor from a liberal arts program rather than a secondary concentration from the same school.