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Rider's economics students master the tools needed to succeed in their careers and in their lives. Studying economics helps develop skills for careers in business, law, teaching, public administration and research, while also building an understanding of contemporary social issues. In this challenging world, few areas of study are more relevant and essential than economics. 

Rider economics majors are in demand among consulting firms, corporations, private banking and financial institutions, government agencies and non-profit agencies. Many graduates begin their careers as analysts, then progress to management positions in business and government. An undergraduate degree in economics from Rider also provides outstanding preparation for graduate study in economics, business and law.

Curriculum Overview

Our economics program offers a flexible curriculum that allows you to target your specific career goals, whether you are a business or liberal arts major. The program offers a Bachelor of Science through the College of Business Administration, or a Bachelor of Arts through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The curriculum allows students to select classes based on their area of interest. For example, a B.A. in economics with a minor in political science provides an excellent foundation for a career in law or politics. Students with a double major in economics (B.S.B.A.) and finance are prepared for careers in the financial and corporate sectors.

Studies center on macroeconomics and microeconomics. Students become trained in economic theory while learning how to apply principles and concepts to specific problems. This is done via small class sizes so that students can interact closely with faculty. 

A minor in economics also is available, allowing students from different fields to study international economics, public policy and economic theory.

For more information, contact:

Lan Ma Nygren
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Sweigart Hall 216

Background Information

  • Doctorate in Statistics, 2003, New York University, Statistics
  • Master in Economics, 1997, Ohio State University, Economics
  • Master of Science, 1995, Renmin University, Beijing, China, Statistics
  • Bachelor’s of Science, 1992, JiangSu Institute of Technology, Statistics

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