What will I learn?

When you decide to buy tickets to a concert instead of a new shirt, or you decide to watch American Idol instead of MTV or you decide to ride your bike to school rather than drive, that's economics. The study of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.

What are your career choices in Economics?

Economics majors have a wide range of career prospects. Leighton School economic graduates work as loan officers, international bankers, attorneys, IT managers, customer service managers, stock brokers and many others.

The major is also excellent preparation for graduate study in law or business administration.

What is the job outlook for Economics majors?

Leighton School economics majors develop quantitative and analytic skills as well as a strong foundation in business administration—skills today's employers are seeking. As a result, economics grads from the Leighton School find many opportunities for employment.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, job growth for economists is expected to grow six percent through 2020.

Which department am I in?

Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,373.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics

Indiana University South Bend,

1700 Mishawaka Avenue,



46634, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a score of at least 630 on the General Educational Development (GED) test. English Language Requirements: Minimum TOEFL score of 71 or higher on the internet-based; TOEFL score 530 or higher paper-based exam; IELTS - 6.0 or higher; Pearson Test of English, Academic: 48 or higher; WAEC's Senior Secondary Certificate of Examinations (SSCE): A or B; Ordinary Level Certificate: A or B; Cambridge International O Levels: C or higher; (Test in Practical English Proficiency) "EIKEN": Pre-1 or higher.

For international students

Students who have not attended college or university after graduating from high school and wish to earn a first bachelor’s degree are first-year students. Students who took dual-enrolled college coursework while still in high school are also considered first-year students. In general, we recommend that students complete college preparatory coursework that includes: Eight semesters of English or the language of instruction, Six to eight semesters of mathematics, Six to eight semesters of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics), Six semesters of social science (economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology), Eight semesters of foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or technical skills, Two semesters of health, physical education, or safety.

English language Requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet based - 71 or higher

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based - 530 or higher

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.0 or higher

Pearson Test of English, Academic - 48 or higher

Test in Practical English Proficiency - Pre-1 or higher

SAT I Critical Reading - 450 or higher (or the equivalency on the new evidence-based reading and writing section)

WAEC's Senior Secondary Certificate of Examinations (SSCE) - A or B

Ordinary Level Certificate - A or B

Cambridge International O Levels - C or higher

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) - A or B

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.