Economics

Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor

Study the economic systems that are the lifeblood of our global society.

No matter your career path, your background in economics will bring a comprehensive understanding of economic principles and a realistic grasp of the world economy to the table.

The Curriculum

California Lutheran University's bachelor of arts degree program in economics prepares students for a variety of careers by offering a strong background in liberal arts and social science studies as well as in all aspects of business.

Economics majors will take a sampling of business courses including principles of marketing, finance, organizational behavior, career development, accounting and statistics. Advanced courses within the economics curriculum include the history of economic thought, macro-economics, price theory, international economics and research methods. Students are encouraged to work in internships and on independent projects in order to combine course work with hands-on experience in the world of economics.

Along with many other opportunities, economics majors have access to the University's Economic Research Center which gathers economic data for Ventura County and parts of Los Angeles County. Cal Lutheran students participate in and contribute to the formulation and gathering of the data.

The Cal Lutheran School of Management also offers graduate courses leading to the master of business administration and master of science in economics.

Your Future

Along with many other opportunities, economics majors have access to the University’s Economic Research Center which gathers economic data for Ventura County and parts of Los Angeles County. Students participate in and contribute to the formulation and gathering of the data.

Economics graduates may take many career paths, including careers in banking and finance, economic and demographic research and forecasting, and urban planning.

The School of Management also offers graduate courses leading to the master of business administration.

Our alumni study at:

  • California Lutheran Univeristy
  • California State Northridge
  • University of Edinburgh
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • Pepperdine University

They work for:

  • Bank of America
  • Homeland Securities Investigations
  • J.D. Power & Associates
  • Lieberman Research Worldwide
  • Merrill Lynch
  • NovaStore Corporation
  • Milken Institute
  • U.S Automobile Association

Career paths:

  • Business Analyst
  • Statistical Technician
  • Decision Science Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Market Research Associate
  • Financial Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Associate CFA
  • Business Development Representative
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