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Ramapo College Office of Admissions

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About Economics

Does learning about the relationship between business and government interest you? Are you fascinated about society and the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services? Are you looking to understand booms and busts in the economy?

Economics is a rigorous and intellectually demanding field of study combining practical knowledge with historical understanding, analytical techniques with philosophical inquiry, and economic theory with government policy.

4+1 FLEX MBA Option Available!

As a student in the Anisfield School of Business, you may also want to consider the pathway to the 4+1 Flex MBA Program, where you can earn both your undergraduate and your Master’s degree in just five years.  Undergraduate business majors get 12 credits of MBA Foundational courses waived, so you can get your MBA by taking just ten more courses (30 credits) after graduation.   Having an MBA is a universally-recognized credential that gives you an advantage in the job market and the skills and knowledge to take on leadership roles in business.  For more information please go to or email Dr. Juan Cabrera, MBA Program Director, at

Classes you can take:

Politics of International Investment, Environmental Economics, Econ of the Sports Industry, Financial and Economics Forecasting, Microeconomics, and Money & Economic Activity

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Career Opportunities

Graduates with an Economics degree seek careers in banking, economics research, or a variety of entry-level positions in business and government. You may also pursue graduate work in economics, business, and law. Ramapo students have been accepted to graduate programs at SUNY Binghamton, Drexel University, University of British Columbia, New York University, Fordham University, London School of Economics, Lehigh University, and Seton Hall Law School.

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Budget Analysts$52,950 - $125,060
Credit Analysts$52,830 - $137,190
Economists$56,780 - $125,820
Chief Executives$128,020 - Varies

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Hands-On Learning

Besides classroom learning, students are strongly encouraged to further their studies through internship opportunities. Ramapo students have had cooperative education experiences with organizations such as Pearson Education, Citibank, Merrill Lynch, JHO Realty LLC, Red Bull New York, and USB Financial Services. As an Economics Major you’ll also advised by a member of the program’s faculty.