Economics Classroom

Undergraduate Programs

Master the principles of economics and you gain an essential understanding of our world. You prepare yourself to be a valuable contributor in the modern, knowledge-based, global economy. The finance program offers a thorough preparation for career opportunities in the areas of corporate and personal financial management, banking, insurance, and investments.

Economics, BA

Honors Tracks, Economics, BA

Minor in Economics

Finance, BS

Minor in Finance

Community College Collaborative Programs

MBA program

Graduate Program

The MBA program offers a concentration in finance for those who want to further their understanding of financial concepts and analysis.

MBA, Eberly College of Business


Garvin-Kort Faculty Award for Research in Economics Recipient Named for 2024

James Jozefowicz has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Garvin-Kort Faculty Award for Research in Economics. Generous donations from Distinguished Alumni Award recipient John Kort ’74 and the late Alexander Garvin, economics faculty 1969–98, provided support for faculty research.

2024 IUP Scholars Forum Award Recipients and Recognition Luncheon

Department of Finance and Economics student research completed under the direction of several department faculty members was recognized at an awards luncheon held in the Blue Room on April 22, 2024. Volunteer faculty, alumni, and friends-of-the-university judges attended oral and poster presentation sessions during the annual Scholars Forum event held earlier in April, and based on their rubric scoring and comments, results were determined for the four award categories.

2024 Scholars Forum

The Department of Finance and Economics is very pleased that numerous students participated in the nineteenth annual Scholars Forum held at the IUP KCAC on April 10, 2024. We wish to thank volunteer judges, faculty mentors, and the Scholars Forum planning committee who organized this event and gave of their own time and talent to afford our students this exceptional opportunity to participate in a professional conference atmosphere.

2024 Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference

The Department of Finance and Economics is pleased to recognize two economics majors who shared the results of their research completed as part of the econometrics course sequence in economics at the 2024 Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference, “Creating the Gold Standard,” on the IUP main campus on Friday, April 12.

Annual Research Awards Reception—Dean’s Award for ECB

As part of 2024 Research Appreciation Week schedule of events, Department of Finance and Economics faculty member Brandon Vick received the Dean’s Award for the Eberly College of Business. This award was presented during the annual Research Awards Reception, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding research by faculty and graduate students and a commitment to sponsored research by faculty and staff.