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Understanding the fundamentals of economics is excellent preparation for careers in business, industry, banking and government, graduate work in economics and social sciences, and advanced professional education in law, journalism, and business. RMU’s economics program provides insight into decision-making, which is applicable in both the public and private sectors of the economy. 

Studies lead to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with a concentration in economics.

The economics program equips you to:

  • Comprehend economic theory.
  • Apply the economic way of thinking to personal, professional, and social decision-making.
Many different positions are held by economics graduates, including auditor, environmental planner, loan officer, market analyst, economic analyst, purchasing analyst, sales analyst, budget analyst, credit analyst, loan review analyst, real estate appraiser, stockbroker, lobbyist, import/export agent, pricing analyst, reporter, consultant, product manager, statistician, insurance agent, research analyst and underwriter.

Recent Graduates Work Here:
Allan J. Popa, CPA, Allstate Insurance, Combined Insurance of America, Dollar Bank, Essere Corp., FreeMarkets, The Hillman Company, Merrill Lynch, Park Place Entertainment, Pittsburgh Dispatch Services, PNC Bank, Progressive Insurance, ServiceLink LP, Todd Organization of Pittsburgh, UPMC Health System, Wesco Distribution.

2010 national mean bachelor-level, entry-level salaries: (information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers)

By type of employer   

By job function   

Accounting Services

$54,746

Accounting (Private)

$50,875

Aerospace

$52,332

Accounting (Public)

$48,906

Banking (Commercial)

$50,037

Auditing (Private)

$49,583

Banking (Investment)

$59,313

Commercial Banking (Lending)

$43,799

Consulting Services

$59,994

Consulting

$56,811

Financial Services

$50,403

Financial/Treasury Analysis

$53,926

Government (Federal)

$42,209

Insurance (Underwriting)

$48,500

Household & Personal Care Products

$49,375

Investment Banking (Corporate Finance)

$53,761

Insurance

$45,043

Management Trainee

$44,831

Petroleum & Coal Products

$53,500

Portfolio Management/Brokerage

$51,179

Retail/Wholesale Trade

$44,187

Sales

$40,292

2009 RMU Salary Survey:

Finance Majors:   

Mean:  $39,914

Range:  $30,200- $47,200



The following link will take you to the check sheet for this program, detailing the academic requirements for completion. Credit requirements are broken down into three categories: 1) RMU Core, 2) Major, and 3) Minor/Focus/Open Electives.
Any questions, please contact RMU's Office of Admissions at 800-762-0097
Internship Employers: 
Acacia Financial, Atlas Brokerage, ESPN, First Investors Corp., Jackson-Hewitt, Prudential Financial, Tri-Point Mortgage, UPMC Health System, U.S. Steel, West Penn Financial Group

RMU’s business faculty is a diverse group with corporate and global business experience, bringing the advantage of real-world knowledge directly into the classroom. Many hold professional certifications in their discipline, and they guide our students in pursuing professional certifications.

Our faculty members are actively involved with the business community and professional organizations, providing endless educational and networking opportunities for our students, both in and outside of classroom. They also conduct applied research projects on emerging business topics involving our students. They take pride in getting to know their students from day one and in being part of their career path after graduation.

Higher education is an investment in your future and your quality of life. At Robert Morris University, we will work closely with you to show you how to finance your education through a combination of need-based financial aid, scholarships, and financing strategies to make your education attainable.

RMU has one of the lowest tuition rates of all private institutions in the state, but we know that financing your education can be complicated, and your family might need help understanding your options.

Talk to us—we can help!

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