Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Business and Administration degrees with a major in Quantitative Economics.
Quantitative economics is a joint program of the College of Business and Public Administration and the Mathematics Department of the College of Arts and Sciences. The program offers integrated study in mathematics, statistics, and economics. The program is designed to prepare students for graduate study in economics (MA or PhD programs) or business (PhD programs or quantitatively oriented MBA programs). The program also prepares students for research-oriented jobs in government, business or consulting.
Students who choose the B.A. degree may enroll in either the College of Business and Public Administration or the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who choose the B.S. degree should enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who choose the B.S.B.A. degree should enroll in the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA).
The quantitative economics major requires 21 credits of mathematics, 6 credits of statistics, and 21 credits of economics. All students must complete the following, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of the Drake Curriculum.
Courses in differential equations are especially recommended for students interested in an advanced degree in mathematical financial economics.
Capstone: Students choose one of the following, depending on the college and degree to be earned:
Students earning the B.S.B.A. degree must also complete the required business core curriculum set by the College of Business and Public Administration. Students earning the B.S. degree in Quantitative Economics must complete special requirements set by the College of Arts and Sciences.