Economics and Finance

West Chester University

Contact Info
Office: 309C Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-3331
Email: Department Chair


Mission Statements

West Chester University Business Program

West Chester University provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate business education to students from Pennsylvania and the broader region. The program also provides the business and non-profit community with consulting, continuing education, and other outreach services.

West Chester University Undergraduate Business Program

West Chester University provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate business education to students from Pennsylvania and the broader region. The program also provides the business and non-profit community with consulting, continuing education, and other outreach services.

The undergraduate program offers students the knowledge, skills, and values consistent with success in a dynamic global community. Knowledgeable, accessible faculty members provide student-centered learning experiences. Faculty engage in scholarly activities related to teaching, their field, and/or community issues. The undergraduate degree program provides Pennsylvania businesses and non-profit organizations with employees who are able to:

* Critically analyze a business problem and develop a defensible solution;
* Use quantitative methods and technology to analyze business problems;
* Effectively communicate information of a business nature through written and oral presentation;
* Effectively interact with others as part of a team;
* Demonstrate an understanding of basic business concepts; and
* Understand the importance of ethical decision-making.

B.S. in Economics

The Economics program seeks to develop communication skills, problem solving skills, technology skills, and an understanding of practical and theoretical concepts in Economics. Faculty members employ a variety of teaching methods to attain this mission. Graduates of the Economics program should be well prepared for a career in business and government or for the pursuit of graduate studies in a variety of fields.

Learning objectives for students in the program include:

* Critical thinking skills

* Problem solving and quantitative skills

* Communication skills

* Research skills

* Technology skills

* An understanding of the legal, regulatory, and ethical environment of business

* Basic, theoretical and practical knowledge of economics in the areas of:
     * Macroeconomics
     * Microeconomics
     * International
     * Public Policy