Economics is an excellent course of study to pursue because it contributes to a broad liberal arts education and can help you develop good problem-solving skills—whether you are in the work force or are considering graduate work in business, law, engineering, or the social sciences.
The Economics major will familiarize you with the problems of a modern economy and the tools of analysis developed by economists. It emphasizes both the development of analytic models and their application to such real-world problems as inflation, unemployment, taxation, poverty, pollution, government decision-making, and regulation.
Managerial Economics, a sub-field of economics, also addresses the development of analytic models based on economic principles. In Managerial Economics these models are principally applied to specific decisions of businesses, such as profit maximization, strategic behavior, and industry entry and exit. A Managerial Economics major will take courses in quantitative techniques, such as regression analysis, as well as coursework in related areas of business, such as accounting, management and finance. A Managerial Economics major is well-suited to an individual wishing to apply the principles of economics to the business environment. To stay up to date with events and news in the Economics Department at Washington University, visit the website at http://economics.wustl.edu.
All University College undergraduate students must satisfy the same general-education requirements. To major in Economics, you must complete the following:
Economics Core Courses (15 units)
Economics Elective Courses (12 units)
Social Science Elective Courses (9 units)
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To major in Managerial Economics, you must complete the following:
Managerial Economics Core Courses (33 units)
Economics Elective Courses (6 units)
Arts & Sciences or Career-Related Elective Courses (12 units)
Below is a list of requirements for an application to the Economics/Managerial Economics undergraduate degree at University College. Your application will be reviewed once all requirements are received.
- Completed application form
The application form for the Economics/Managerial Economics undergraduate degree is available online on the Apply page.
Official transcripts from all previous college work
Contact the registrar at each previous college or university attended to request an official transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar to University College.
Tell us about yourself in a brief essay (about 250 words). Why are you applying to University College? What are your goals, both academic and professional? What do we need to know when considering your application.
TOEFL scores, if applicable
International students who are not native English speakers must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores at the time of application. Completion of a bachelor’s degree at a US college or University may be accepted as documentation of English language skills.
- $35 application fee
Payment may be submitted by credit card online as part of your application, or via check or money order payable to Washington University in St. Louis. You may pay the fee by cash at the University College office.
Required Courses (12 units)
- Introduction to Political Economy: Microeconomics (U07 103)
- Introduction to Political Economy: Macroeconomics (U07 104)
- Price Theory (U07 401)
- Income and Employment Theory (U07 402)
Elective Course (3 units)
- Advanced-level course in Economics
- Download the Economics degree program worksheet or the Managerial Economics degree program worksheet to help determine which classes are required for your course of study. If you have been admitted, you can check your progress through WUachieve.
- Download the Transcript Release Form.
- Attend an information session and learn more about the Economics and Managerial Economics degree program.
- Apply today!
Undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs offered by University College are offered through Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Business-related programs in University College are not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).