2019-2020 Catalog (Current)


Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose an Economics Minor?

This minor is designed for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of how economics impacts our daily lives and shapes the world around us.  Economics proves to be an invaluable addition to the study of any discipline, from anthropology to zoology and everything in-between.  Each of us makes many decisions on a daily basis that ultimately determine the course of our lives and affect the lives of the people around us.  Economics students learn to look at this constellation of decisions and understand it based on the individual incentives that people face.

The Economics minor helps to prepare students for the world in which they are entering by providing them with a framework that they can use to understand the world around them, the analytic tools to figure out emerging trends in consumer data, and the ability to understand the trade-offs necessary when making difficult decisions.  This helps students function better in any job but also as members of society.

Admission Requirements

The Economics Minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a Baccalaureate degree.  The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program.  A maximum of one-third of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the students’ major.  Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State University.  This minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. Mark Brandly 
PHONE: (231) 591-2433 OFFICE: BUS 370

ADVISOR: Dr. Jennifer Dirmeyer 
PHONE: (231) 591-3147 OFFICE:  BUS 335

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Economics Minor Courses - 6 Credits

Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Select 4 of the following:
Economy of the European Union
Inter Macroeconomic Theory
Inter Microeconomics Theory
Money and Banking
Labor Economic Labor Relations
Economics of Public Finance
International Economics
Managerial Economics
Total credits for an Economics Minor