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Rowland School of Business

Economics and Finance Degree


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Earn an Economics and Finance Degree at Downtown Pittsburgh's Only University

Point Park University's Bachelor of Science in economics and finance program is directly relevant for students who are preparing to enter the marketplace and wish to understand the implications of economic and financial events on their lives and livelihoods. Students who choose our finance major will learn research skills as well as quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

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Pictured is Luis Palacios-Salguero, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and finance. Meet Luis Palacios-Salguero, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and finance.

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Pictured is Kyle Lucot, 2011 economics and finance alumnus and group claims team leader for Cigna. | Photo by Chris Rolinson Economics and finance graduate Kyle Lucot leads group claims team at Cigna. 

You'll become an expert at using and analyzing case studies, as well as using scenario-building techniques for decision-making purposes. You'll master the ideas pertaining to technological innovations, growth models and social issues. The international dimensions of this economics degree will enable students to better understand the realities of the global marketplace and the economic and financial events of our times.

Economics and Finance Degree Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the economics and finance major. Some of the courses include:

  • Economic History of the United States
  • Economics of Money and Banking
  • Modern Economic Thought
  • Economics of Social Issues
  • International Finance
  • Risk Management

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the degree requirements and the School of Business course descriptions.

Minors in Economics and Finance

Current Point Park students can also choose to minor in either economics or finance. Both minors require completion of 18 credits. 

Careers in Economics and Finance

With an economics and finance degree, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Loan Officer
  • Market Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Urban Planner
  • Foreign Trade Analyst
  • Economic Market Research Consultant
  • Claims Analyst
  • Healthcare Analyst
  • Investment Banker