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Economics Concentration
Why Study Economics?

Economics analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services— interactions at the core of societal function and global relationships. Economics are not only fundamental to governmental structure at every level, they are applicable to human behavior and interaction within communities. Studying economics will prepare you to ask big questions at both macro- and micro-economic levels, and apply the answers to jobs in business, nonprofit, government, politics, international development, and other fields.

Why Choose North Park

Why North Park?

Learn the fundamental principles of economics alongside the tenets of ethical behavior in the global marketplace. North Park’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management will introduce you to professors and business leaders who are experts in the economic field, giving you real-life situations to learn from. You’ll complete an internship to gain first-hand experience in economic analysis and have opportunities to network with potential future employers. Not only will you be prepared to enter the workforce, you’ll be ready to lead with equitable and moral business practices.

Careers In Economics
  • Banker/financier
  • Brokerage and investment banker
  • Business manager
  • Federal government employee
  • International business person
  • Journalist
  • Nonprofit manager
Graduate Schools

North Park graduates of the economics program have gone on to graduate school across the country, including at Columbia University, Harvard University, New York University, Northern Illinois University, the University of Chicago, and graduate programs in North Park’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management.

Learn more about preparing for graduate school.

Economics Internships

To earn a business and economics degree with a concentration in economics, you’ll complete a 150-hour minimum internship in a professional setting. North Park interns have worked at places that include the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Covenant Trust Company, North River Commission, the City of Evanston, and Starting Up Now.

Our Career Development and Internship Office will help match you with the best internship for your career goals.

Interesting Classes

In Development of Economic Thought, students apply their learning through service-learning projects that have real-life outcomes for the community. In recent years, students have developed data on local business-to-business and business-to-customer relations for community leaders and connected property owners with community funding for the maintenance and development of rental housing.

Learn more about the courses and requirements for an economics concentration.

Meet the Faculty

“The School of Business and Nonprofit Management welcomes all students to the study of business and economics under the guidance of professional and committed professors who are eager to share their knowledge,” says Professor Lee Sundholm, a North Park alum and professor at the University since 1967.

Learn more about Professor Sundholm and the business faculty.

Lee Sundholm, School of Business and Economics professor
Economics Courses

Study economics in focused courses, including:

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Classics of Economic Thought
  • Global Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Internship in Economics

Learn more about the courses and requirements for this degree.

Beyond the Classroom

Enhance your education with these options outside your coursework: