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Argyros College of Business and Economics

BA in Economics

» Economics

From the macro to the micro — the big picture down to the tiny details — it’s all important. That’s what economics is all about.

The Economics program at Chapman will teach you to think like an economist. You will learn economic theory and put that theory into practice using the latest technology and techniques. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a thorough understanding of both the American economy and global economy.

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In this program, you will:

  • Learn the ins and outs of economics and begin thinking like an economist.
  • Research the economic systems we depend on every day.
  • Study how the economy works in the U.S. and around the world.
  • Analyze the trends that shape markets.
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By the time you graduate, you'll be prepared to:

  • Work in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Apply economics skills to real-world situations.
  • Solve business problems using your knowledge of economics.
  • Contribute to government or academic research.

A Great Home for Economics

As a national leader in economic research and forecasting, Chapman isn’t just a great place to earn an economics degree. We’re also the perfect place to gain experience, conduct research, and connect with the economics field.


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Student Clubs and Organizations

When it’s time to recharge the batteries, why not check out one of Chapman’s student clubs and organizations? We have hundreds on campus for any interest you can imagine.

Want to build your network and gain experience in your field? We have plenty of economics and business clubs to jump into as well.

Study Abroad and Study Away

In our internationally connected world, there's an increasing need for economists to think globally. That’s why Chapman makes it easy for you to get that global perspective. You can choose from dozens of international programs at our Center for Global Education.

Walk Down Wall Street Travel Course

Seven Days. Six companies. And maybe a Broadway show or two along the way.

Walk Down Wall Street is a popular travel course where you will visit New York City and network with the leading finance professionals. Plus, you’ll tour the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ MarketSite and much more. Who knows? You may even line up a job for after you graduate.

Other Perks

  • Internship Opportunities: Doing an internship is the best way to get invaluable real-world experience. We make it easy for you to find internships and prepare for interviews. Landing the position is on you, but we know you’ll do great.
  • Argyros College of Business and Economics Career Services: You will have access to a personal career advisor who will help you explore all your career options.
  • Bloomberg Certification: Earn your Bloomberg Certification and get access to the latest financial data with our 12 on-campus Bloomberg Terminals (more than any other business school on the West Coast).
  • Integrated Master's Degrees: Earn a master’s degree with just one additional year of coursework in our:

Admission and Tours

Interested in taking the next step? Learn how to apply or check out our transfer prerequisites.

Want to learn more about Chapman? We are always available for tours and information sessions. We’d love to meet you!

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