What will I learn?

The bachelor of science degree in economics provides a broad education involving the domestic and international economy and includes the study of institutions concepts, policy, and tools of analysis.

Students prepare for careers in business, such as in banking, financial markets, insurance, law, management and consulting; in national, state and local governments; and in teaching, and for graduate study in economics and related fields, including business administration, finance, public policy and law.

Students choose area electives from across the university and are encouraged to develop programs of study that are tailored to their individual needs and interests.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics emphasizes the use of advanced math and science in the analysis of economic theories. The program offers students more emphasis on mathematics, statistics, and computer science, as preparation for those who wish to pursue graduate training in economics.

Which department am I in?

College of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,330.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 January 2021, 1 September 2021


College of Social Science

509 East Circle Drive,

Berkey Hall,



48824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To progress to the clinical phase of the curriculum, students must earn a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 463 and Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics 324, 417, and 435.

For international students

MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

Minimum English requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based test: score of 79 with no sub score below 17; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Regular admission: Score of 6.5 or higher; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) - Minimum score of 53; minimum sub score requirement of 48.

Application submission deadline: Regular Admission: February 1.

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About this uni

International students enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, as well as a multicultural student population representing more than 140 countries.

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