Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics
Learn to think critically and logically about the economy with the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics, offered in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Technology. This 123-credit undergraduate degree emphasizes the application of mathematical approaches to understand economic theories and solve problems. Graduates of the program will be prepared for a broad spectrum of careers in business and economic consulting, as well as in government agencies.
The Mathematical Economics Major’s innovative curriculum focuses on economics and the mathematical tools required for a critical, deep mastery of these areas. Through the coursework, you’ll master basic concepts and models in econometrics, macro- and microeconomics, and mathematical economics. You’ll also learn skills that are particularly relevant in future career opportunities, including
- abstract reasoning skills for when choosing efficiently in coordination with others, and
- orderly thought processes to solve issues that arise when making choices in situations beyond your direct experience.
This program is especially recommended for those students who intend to pursue graduate studies in economics.
Economics has progressed in the last several decades by making extensive use of mathematical techniques. As a result, students who wish to pursue graduate study in accounting, finance and other disciplines for which mathematics is applied, as well as those students prepared to enter the business world upon graduation, benefit from a thorough grounding in both economics and mathematics.
In business, many companies apply mathematical economics to solve problems. That means they must have the right people at managerial levels, focused on increasing a company’s revenues or decreasing its cost. These individuals leverage a common framework so that their decisions are compatible with those of others in the organization. In business, that common framework is the economic decision-making framework.