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School of Business, OM 379
Saint Martin's University
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Economics Program (minor)

What is economics?

As the social science that explains competitive behavior in the marketplace, economics underlies all business activity. Economics also looks at alternative strategies for allocating scarce resources.

Why study economics at Saint Martin's?

The Economic Program at Saint Martin’s provides student with a broader understanding of the social role of business in a market economy. Non-business and non-accounting students are encouraged to further their understanding of the field of economics.

What can I do with this minor?

Study in economics prepares graduates for a variety of professional environments including:

  • Banking
  • Retail
  • Government and non-government organizations
  • Public Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Sales

For a complete list of professional applications, visit For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center

What is required?

  • 15 semester hours of foundation courses such as:
    • MTH 161 Mathematic Methods for Business
    • MTH 201 Introduction to Statistics
  • 12 semester hours of required courses such as:
    • ECN 420 International Business and Global Economics
    • ECN 410 Public Finance

Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a complete breakdown of business administration requirements.

All Saint Martin's students must complete the University's general education requirements.

Related fields of study

Accounting (M.) | Business Administration (M., m.)

Note: Students majoring in accounting or business administration cannot minor in economics.