About the Department
The Department of Economics offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. The department trains students to critically and objectively analyze issues related to the economy, business, public policy and society. To enhance the educational process and the scholarly reputation and profile of the department, members of the Economics faculty engage in research and offer their expertise to inform community decisions and debate.
Academic advisement helps students meet their academic goals and graduate in a timely manner. Freshmen are advised by the Matador Advising Hub and then transition to college-level advisement. The Nazarian College Student Services Center/EOP Satellite provides advisement for all Economics majors after their freshman year. Additionally, Nazarian College SSC/EOP provides specialized support and retention services for Nazarian College students admitted to the Educational Opportunity Program.
For many, the Economics major provides a useful background for a business career, while for others the major is preparation for graduate study in law, economics or public policy. Economics is relevant for students who are interested in employment in politics and public policy analysis, the financial services sector (banking, insurance), as industry analysts (healthcare, entertainment, energy), and in consumer affairs, international affairs, teaching and research, law, business consulting, government work and journalism. Salaries earned by economics majors nationwide are highly competitive. Employers rank economics as one of the most desirable majors.
The Business Honors Program is open to students who are declared majors in Accountancy, Economics, Information Systems, or Business Administration with an option in either Business Analytics, Business Law, Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, Global Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, or Systems and Operations Management, who meet all Business Honors Program admissions criteria. Students who apply and are selected for admission to the program are offered a variety of benefits; for example, priority registration, mentorship and networking opportunities, a dedicated workspace, specialized academic advisement, smaller class sizes and cohort coursework. Students who fulfill all Business Honors Program requirements will receive the Business Honors option designation on their transcript in addition to their primary degree. For more information, call (818) 677-3100 or visit the Business Honors Program website.
Career Education and Professional Development Center
The Center for Career Education and Professional Development (CEPD) is a decentralized career center in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics staffed by professionals who assist students and alumni with their experiential learning, career exploration and career networking needs. Our model is grounded in business-specific career development, experiential learning, employer relations and connections with the community.
Services provided include:
- Career coaching and personal development.
- Career exploration.
- Internship and mentorship assistance.
- Job search preparation and tools.
- Specialized programs and workshops.
For more information, call (818) 677-4697 or visit the Career Education and Professional Development website.
Department of Economics
Chair: Anton D. Lowenberg
Bookstein Hall (BB) 3125