The study of economics is essentially a matter of justice. It is the area of knowledge concerned with production, distribution, and consumption of material things, and therefore raises fundamental questions about poverty, human development, and human dignity. Where better to engage is this area of study than at the Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America where Catholic social doctrine is the bedrock of our approach to education? 

Our undergraduate programs taught by expert faculty provide a strong foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics, industrial organization, development economics, public finance, economic theory, and policy making. Our groundbreaking graduate programs in international economic development use the science of economics to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development.

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    Economics (B.A. or B.S.)

    This program provides students with expertise in economic theory and its applications in microeconomics, macroeconomics, development, and public finance. Graduates are prepared for careers in government, the private or nonprofit sectors or advanced training.

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    International Economics and Finance - Honors (B.S.)

    This program is designed to provide students with proficiency in economic theory and policy making as they relate to the workings of the global economy.

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    International Development Management (M.A.)

    This program implements the integrated perspective that development entities demand. It develops innovative measures to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of development programs, while teaching applied management and economics skills.

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    International Development Policy (M.A.)

    This program innovatively teaches graduates the real-world skills so needed today in effective policy design and quantitative policy evaluation within an integral framework and perspective towards development.

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    Minors and Specializations

    The Busch School offers six minor programs and one specialization for students who are majoring in business and economics. It also offers eight minor programs for students who are not majoring in business and economics.

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