The PlayStation Unite – PSU Economics Major is a joint effort between two schools: Boston College and Quinnipiac University. This joint effort has produced one of the strongest economics majors amongst other applicants. Students in the program will study the macroeconomics and microeconomics of all aspects of business, including sales, marketing, and management. Throughout their studies they will be challenged both academically and socially.
For those students who are considering a career in business they should seriously consider this degree. In the field of economics there are three distinct branches: micro, macro, and business. Microeconomics deals with economic issues that are local to a specific location, such as a city or state. The macroeconomics concerns the overall economic situation of a nation as a whole. Business Economics addresses global economics and business matters.
There are many opportunities for students to complete an economics major. The course requirements vary from school to school. At BC, it is required that students take courses in economic theory, which includes an introduction to the topic; micro economic topics, such as consumer behavior, investment and banking, and micro economic theory. Students also must complete at least one of the following courses: Introduction to Economic Analysis, International Business, Labor and Employment, Pricing and Business Processes, Analysis of Public Finance, and Applied Micro Economic Analysis. Students must also complete and pass the necessary coursework for the MSU degree. These requirements vary from school to school.
Each of these courses requires that students earn at least half-a semester grade point average on them in order to be eligible for any financial aid. In addition to the coursework, students must also participate in an internship program, as well as complete a series of readings and papers. At the end of the semester, students must submit a written final exam that will be graded based on the student's progress. At the end of each semester students will receive an academic report card and will receive their grades. The PHU economics major is very similar to most other majors in that students must conduct research, write large papers, read extensively and complete the required coursework.
At the conclusion of each semester, students will receive a progress report card which will outline how they have fared in their coursework and in the reading and research portions of the semester. A student may choose to declare an elective major in the area of business, which will allow him or her to concentrate on the core concepts and apply them to the real world. Electives include courses like public finance, law and policy, global management, and small business management. It is possible for a student to double up as a counselor or tutor for the economics major. The tutoring is usually limited to two to four classes per semester.
Upon completion of the PHU economics major, students will be able to participate in the clinical portion of the program. There are approximately thirteen classes in this portion of the program. These classes will cover topics like macroeconomic theory, microeconomics, economic growth, public finance, private economy, entrepreneurship, and government. Students who wish to pursue professional degrees in these areas of study will need to complete the elective courses and then complete a three-year degree from an accredited university or college. Once a student has completed the PHU economics major, he or she will be prepared to enter the workforce with a solid background in economic . . . . . . concepts and analytical skills.