School of Business

Economics and Decision Sciences


Departmental Economics and Decision Sciences  

 There are seven full-time faculty and several adjunct faculty in the Department of Economics and Decision Sciences. The economics faculty embodies the international emphasis which is the priority at the School of Business. They were educated around the globe and at some of the finest U.S. universities. The diversity they bring to UNCP results in wide-ranging research, such as global health care markets, disaster recovery, alternative energy, income inequality, game theory, entrepreneurship and the economic impact of UNCP on the local economy. 

In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Business with Economics concentration, the department also offers a minor in Economics and a minor in Quantitative Economics. As of fall of 2017, there are 40 students choosing Economics as their concentration, with 18 traditional students and 22 online students.

 The first Economics Open House was set up to boost enrollment in economics courses during the advising week in spring of 2017. Tables were set up at the School of Business foyer area as well as at the University Center, and flyers advertising new Economics elective courses were created to generate interest among students, especially those in disciplines outside Economics.

As of spring of 2017, a new Concentration in Business Analytics within the MBA program has been proposed by the department.  Three new courses in Business Analytics have been proposed, with a fourth course being revised.  The department began to offer its very first course in Data Analytics in fall of 2017.

A local chapter of the Economics Honors Society (Omicron Delta Epsilon) was established in fall of 2015. Students with high achievements in economics courses were invited to be members. As of fall of 2017, the chapter has inducted ten students since its inception.    

The department sponsors a students’ Economics Club, which meets three to four times per semester.  Various faculty as well as external speakers were sought to present a wide range of business topics to generate students’ interests in economics. Recurrent topics including economics internships, Passport for Success program, and Study Abroad program are also scheduled from time to time to benefit the business students in general.      

The department sponsors various field trips for students. These field trips included the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, NC Commerce Department, and Banking Commission in Raleigh. Beginning in fall of 2015, the Department has put together a team of four Economics majors to participate in the annual Collegiate Economic Challenge organized by Barton College, Wilson, NC.     


Economics Checklist:  

Economics Degree Pathway:

Economics Minors:
2017-2018: Quantitative Economics 
2017-2018: Minor in Economics

School of Business Department of Economics
& Decision Sciences
Business Administration Building
One University Drive
PO Box 1510 Pembroke, NC 28372

Economics and Decision Sciences

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