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Quantitative Economics

Harness the power of mathematics to understand economics like never before

This major focuses on the systematic study of mathematical and statistical analysis of economic phenomena and problems. You’ll take two semesters of calculus and nine other courses that cover topics in economic statistics, optimization theory, cost/benefit analysis, price theory, economic modeling, economic forecasting and evaluation, and econometrics.

It’s the perfect major for students pursuing highly analytical career fields, as well as anyone interested in going on to graduate school in economics or related fields.This major is STEM designated, so it may also be of particular interest to international students qualifying for extended work opportunities. 


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Office hours with Professor Dhaval Dave

To Dhaval Dave, economics is both a science and an art, a set of tools as well as a lens through which to view the world and its problems — as well as potential solutions. We sat down with Professor Dave to get his thoughts on the state of economics today, and how Bentley is teaching it to the next generation.

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In the Land of Fire and Ice

Economics student Hayden Yakola has always been interested in practical ways sustainability can affect a country’s economy. So when he got the opportunity to take an intensive two-week course in Iceland looking at that country’s geological sources of renewable energy, he jumped at the chance

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