In the Department of Economics, students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Economics or a business degree with a specialization in economics, or they can minor in economics. A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in economics is also available in conjunction with BGSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
At the graduate level, students can earn a Master of Arts in Financial Economics which is known for its rigorous curriculum in macro- and micro-economic theory, econometrics, and financial analysis. We also have an accelerated program for undergraduates interested in finishing their graduate degree early.
Our department is proud of its faculty! We've had Distinguished Teaching Professors and a Master Teacher as well as experts in the field of economics. The department hosts conferences and colloquia each year that bring renowned economists to campus and we host an undergraduate student paper contest and conference.
It’s a ‘Numbers Game’ which BGSU Economics Student Presented to Top Baseball Executives and Scouts
In sports, October belongs to Major League Baseball playoffs and the World Series and then MLB teams will be looking at their options for next year. Drafting strategies was the focus of an August seminar where a BGSU business senior presented his optimal drafting strategies project.
Erik Dupont and the BAT: SMOKIN’!
If you go to the Bloomberg Institute website and look at their Hall of Fame for the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) for February 2015, you will see Erik Dupont as the third place finisher, in the world. For those of you who know Erik, it should come as no surprise. Razor-sharp intelligence and a deep understanding of economics and finance are what Erik brings to any arena, but especially when he dons his finance hat. Read More
Driven For Ford
Clayton Stewart ’12 readily admits to being a “car guy.” His first set of wheels was a red Ford Fusion, and he remembers it fondly. “Back then, I thought I was the coolest kid on the block,” said Stewart, a 2012 graduate of Bowling Green State University who now works for Ford Motor Company. Read More
Master of Financial Economics
The Graduate Program in Financial Economics at Bowling Green State University is designed to prepare its students either for a career in the financial industry or for further graduate study in economics or finance. Read More
Top Seniors Recognized by Departments for Achievements
Departments nominated their top senior graduating in 2016 for the College of Business Karl E. Vogt Outstanding Senior Award. Several of the departments hosted senior recognition events in order to honor their top graduating seniors for Going Beyond Business As Usual! Read More
I Spent the Summer Eating Bugs. Crickets to be Specific
In the last year I have had the honor of representing Bowling Green State University in the Ohio Export Internship Program. A selective classroom/internship experience hosted through a partnership between The Ohio State University and The Ohio Development Services Agency. Read More
A career in Economics...it's much more than you think!
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Economics are expected to:
- Demonstrate a command of basic characteristics of the American and global economy by using this knowledge to critically evaluate economic outcomes;
- Demonstrate a command of basic economic theory by using this theory to make predictions and to analyze alternative economic policy options;
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate in both oral and written forms by presenting arguments and evidence clearly and concisely;
- Demonstrate the ability to engage in and understand moral reasoning with respect to economic issues by recognizing the implicit value conflicts present in all economic policy debates;
- Demonstrate the ability to engage in problem solving, using basic economic theory;
- Demonstrate the ability to engage in critical thinking as a part of the analysis of economic problems.
Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Economics program will undergo its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2021-22.
Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Economics program does not lead to professional licensure.
Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The Economics program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.