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Economics at MSU Denver

This fascinating subject has a growing impact on every aspect of our social and political lives – so now is an ideal time to get on board

Economics is the scientific study of resource allocation based on the production, distribution and consumption of all goods. And whether we like it or not, economics affects the daily lives of everyone on Earth. The effect of social and political decisions can profoundly affect the local and global economies, with few people able to make sense of it all.

This subject can be intimidating because of its complexity, but these intellectual barriers can be broken down with dedication. MSU Denver’s Economics professors are experts in the many layers of the economy and will captivate your curiosity through detailed comprehension of the subject. From the understanding of global trade to macro-monetary theory, our faculty will give you the opportunity to have your research published in scholarly journals and push your analytical thinking to its limit.

Whichever career you pursue, a degree in Economics will make you an objective, thought-provoking, analytical employee who can thrive in any work environment. Our curriculum will challenge your intellect and provide you with immense knowledge of economic systems.

Alexandre Padilla
Professor of Economics

“I believe that ideas matter – they guide the world and public policy. So it’s really important for students to learn the facts and get involved in the conversation, as there is a lot of misinformation about markets, entrepreneurship, what businesses do and the role of government.

Alex Padilla

Top Reasons to Major in Economics:

“Economics is a study of mankind in the ordinary business of life.”
-Alfred Marshall


According to the UAB, Economic majors have a variety of employment opportunities in industry, commerce, or public administration. economists should encounter favorable job prospects in manufacturing, financial services, advertising agencies, research organizations, and consulting firms. The continued need for economic analysts, health service administrators, urban and regional planners and environmental scientists, also increases the number of job opportunities for economists. With increased reliance on quantitative methods of analyzing business trends, forecasting sales, and planning purchasing and production, employers will seek economists trained in econometrics and statistics.

What You Can Do With An Economics Degree:

Economists in Business – Business firms (banks and other financial institutions included) employ economists to undertake specialized economic analysis in evaluating their market positions and profit possibilities, the federal government’s domestic economic policies that have important implications for their businesses, and international economic events that affect the operations of their firms.

Individuals in Government – Economists collect and analyze data and prepare studies used to assess economic conditions and the need for changes in government policy. At the federal level, they help to prepare national economic policy and advise regulatory agencies. They often serve on staff to congressional committees or in congressional offices. At the state and local level, economists analyze the economic impact of compliance with policies and federal regulations.

Graduate Education in Economics and Business – Students who pursue a graduate degree will learn that their undergraduate training at UAB provides an excellent background.

Law – Most law schools consider an economics degree the most appropriate preparation for studying law, because economics students are trained to think logically orderly and critically. Economics study is fundamental in legal practice because economic regulations can be legally complex, and many legal issues and law suits involve questions of economics.

M.B.A. – A large percentage of students admitted to the leading graduate schools in business administration have undergraduate degrees in economics. The undergraduate program at UAB provides solid training in quantitative techniques. This course work gives a competitive advantage to students who plan to attend a quantitatively oriented graduate business school.

Contact the Department of Economics

Offices: Administration Building, Suite 530

Students interested in the Economics Degree Program at MSU Denver can contact us for more information

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Celeste Lopez Ponce

Academic Advisor,
Administrative Professional

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (303) 615-0111
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (720) 778-5741

Mailing Address:
Department of Economics
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 77
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362