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QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS

The B.S. in Quantitative Economics provides training in state of the art quantitative methods to conduct rigorous analysis in all areas of economics and business.

01

Economic Analysis

Built upon the core macro and micro theories, it expands on a more rigorous path.

02

Quantitative Methods

Emphasis is placed on econometric methods, data analysis and programming.

03

Empirical Research

Students develop and write an original thesis.

04

STEM Major

This is a Bachelor of Sciences with extended OPT.

CAREERS

Banking・Finance・Real State・Data Science・Graduate School

TARGET STUDENTS

The B.S. in Quantitative Economics is aimed at...

Students seeking to acquire quantitative skills to apply in economic and business analysis.

SOME AREAS OF STUDY

Policy Analysis・Economic Theory・Market Competition・Statistical Modeling ・Machine Learning

APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS

Via Virtual Form Submission

  1. Download and complete the Quantitative Economics fillable concentration form.  In Adobe Acrobat, sign and date where required; save the changes.
  2. Download and complete the fillable declaration form.  In Adobe Acrobat, sign and date where required; save the changes.
  3. From your QMAIL email address, send both of your signed forms to econdept@qc.cuny.edu.  Emails sent from non-QMAIL addresses will not be opened.
  4. A staff member will forward your forms to a faculty advisor who will usually sign it within one week, and then your forms will be forwarded to Registrar. 

 

Via In-Person Advisement

  1. Download and complete the Quantitative Economics fillable concentration form.  In Adobe Acrobat, sign and date where required; save the changes.
  2. Download and complete the fillable declaration form.  In Adobe Acrobat, sign and date where required; save the changes.
  1. Consult the walk-in ADVISEMENT schedule to see when in-person advisement is available; no appointment is necessary but note that in-person advisement is only available at certain times.  Bring both forms with you when you go for in-person advisement.
  1. Your faculty advisor will sign your forms and you will bring them to PH-300A where a staff member will forward a scanned copy to Registrar.
  1. Requirements for Quantitative Economics Majors:
  1. C- or better in each of the 16 or 17 courses used to obtain a major in Quantitative Economics. The P/NC option may not be utilized for any course required for the B.S. in Quantitative Economics major.
  2. GPA 2.7 average or better from 16 or 17 courses.
  3. Maximum number of transfer credits is 15.
  4. Students can choose the Math 141, Math 142, Math 143 calculus sequence, or the Math 151, Math 152 calculus sequence. If students choose the Math 141, Math 142, Math 143 sequence, students will take 17 courses in total. If students choose the Math 151, Math 152 sequence, students will take 16 courses in total.
  1.  13 (12) Required Courses and 4 Electives as follows:
 1-3
(1-2)
MATH 141 and MATH 142 and MATH 143
or
MATH 151 (4 credits) and MATH 152 (4 credits)
4 (3)MATH 231: Linear Algebra (Pre-req. MATH 141 and 142)
5 (4)ECON 101: Intro to Macroeconomics
6 (5)ECON 102: Intro to Microeconomics
7 (6)ECON 201: Macro-Economic Analysis (Pre-req. ECON 101 and ECON 102)
8 (5)ECON 202: Price Theory (Pre-req: ECON 101 and ECON 102, and MATH 141 or 151)
9 (8)MATH 241: Introduction to Probability and Statistics (Pre-req: MATH 143 or 152)
10 (9)ECON 382: Econometrics (Pre-req: MATH 241)
11 (10)ECON 387: Advanced Econometrics (Pre-req: ECON 382)
12 (11)CSCI 087: Introduction to Scientific Computing
or
CSC 111: Introduction to Algorithmic Problem-Solving
13 (12)ECON 392W: Economics Honor Seminar (Pre-req: ECON 201, ECON 202 and ECON 382)
or
BUS 392: Business Honors Seminar (Pre-req for Finance Majors: ECON 382, BUS 341W, BUS 350, and BUS 351 for Finance Majors; Pre-req for International Business Majors: ECON 382, ECON 326, and ECON 328)
 13-17  (12-16)

Choose 4 electives from the Quantitative Majors Electives

Note: Students must take one 200 level Economics or Business Courses and three 300 level Economics or Business courses (exclusive of BUS 341W, BUS 344)

Perspectives in the Liberal Arts requirements

ECON 100, 101, and 102 have all been approved to satisfy certain PLAS (Perspectives in the Liberal Arts) requirements, the general education requirements that apply to students who matriculated in fall 2009 or later. Each of these economics courses satisfies two requirements: “Areas of Knowledge and Inquiry: Analyzing Social Structures” and “Global Contexts: United States.” PLAS requires two courses in the Social Structures category, but they must be from two different departments. Hence, students who have taken both Economics 101 and Economics 102 can receive PLAS credit for only one course.