Department of Economics

Economics is a subject area that impacts every industry, culture and individual. It focuses on how people, groups, corporations and countries attempt to allocate limited resources to satisfy humanity’s needs for money, goods and services.

As an economics major, you will learn how to create plans to forecast and address societal issues such as unemployment, inflation and environmental maintenance. Coursework includes money and banking, public finance and taxation, economics and the law, government spending and labor management.

Our economics faculty members are among the best in the field, with specialties in Asian banking, micro and macroeconomics, work salaries and labor-related data analysis.

Undergraduate Program Dual Program
B.A. in Economics B.A. in Economics/M.B.A.


B.A. In Economic/Master of Business Administration

This exciting accelerated degree program offers a 21st century alternative to traditional business education. Designed for today’s interdependent world where economic forces operate in an increasingly complex business environment the 5-year program combines an undergraduate education in economics with a comprehensive MBA preparation in management, marketing, finance and world business. Upon graduation, students will be uniquely equipped for careers in investment banking, international trade and supply chain management.

To further their understanding of international economics, global economic forces and international business planning, students have the option of studying abroad for a junior-year semester at LIU Global’s center in China.

The B.A. in Economics/MBA draws on the strengths of LIU Post's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences renowned for its economics offerings and LIU Post’s College of Management, which is one of the elite 5 percent of MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and is regularly listed in The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools.

Upon successful completion of the required courses, students are awarded both a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and the Master of Business Administration a full year less than if the degrees were pursued separately. Because students take some graduate courses as undergraduates, this option offers significant savings in time and money.

The combined bachelors and MBA degree program requires the completion of 159 credits 123 undergraduate credits and 36 graduate credits for the MBA

Check out the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.

B.A. In Economics

In an increasingly interconnected world, where commerce, employment, banking, investing, currencies and trade affect everyone, an education in economics is more important than ever. Economists grapple with some of the most pressing issues facing society, including globalization and standards of living in the developing world, the impact of public policy on the economy and the balance between environmental goals and economic growth. The 129-credit Bachelor of Arts degree program in Economics is a comprehensive examination of the economies of the United States and the world, led by distinguished professors with backgrounds in a diverse range of economics disciplines. Graduates of the B.A. in Economics at LIU Post can aspire to careers as lawyers specializing in corporate laws and regulations; industry and financial analysts; policy analysts working for governments and non-governmental organizations; aid workers helping poor countries improve their economies, and diplomats specializing in the relationship between industry and government, to name just a few.

Check out the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.

Faculty Mentors

Economics chair Panos Mourdokoutas is a regular contributor to Forbes’ coverage of global markets, business, and investment strategy, and has also published articles in Barron’s and the New York Times, and is co-author of The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership: Classical Wisdom for Modern Leaders.

Enhance Your Degree

In an increasingly global business environment, the foundational principles addressed by the study of economics is well-suited to a dual-major with political science/international relations, foreign languages, history, and other business and social science programs or to enhance any academic major as a minor concentration.


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Nathaniel Bowditch, Dean

Joan Ruckel
Executive Assistant to the Dean