International Economics

Develop the skills needed to understand changing global conditions, what drives institutional change and how consumer behavior changes over time. Bolstered by additional mathematics courses and a semester-long study abroad experience, you will be uniquely prepared for a career that requires a true international perspective.


Prepare for a multi-lingual career by becoming proficient in a language other than English.

Expand your thinking by taking an economics course from a perspective other than the U.S.

Engage in undergraduate research by writing an original thesis on an international topic during your senior year. Many of these papers are presented at regional or national conferences. Your faculty mentor will help guide you through the research process.

Serve as an editor or referee for the premier undergraduate research journal in economics, Issues in Political Economy. The journal is edited and refereed entirely by students, with oversight from faculty at the University of Mary Washington and Elon University.

Learn to use economic modeling tools, such as Stata and SAS.

Apply for a Sullivan Grant, which provides support for international economics/economics majors with verified financial need, who will participate in an educational opportunity that qualifies as one of the five Elon experience programs (undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, service learning or leadership development).

Join Elon’s Economics Club, which provides opportunities for students to learn more about the field of economics beyond the classroom. The club fosters relationships between faculty and students through events in a casual and social atmosphere.

Earn membership in the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honor Society.