Economics and Financial Economics Degrees

Detroit Mercy Economics Programs Recognized as Good Value

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A Versatile Degree in a Global Economy

Economics is everywhere. Not only does it affect the price of gas and the type of car you drive, but also, the everyday choices you personally make. Once you know the concepts behind economics, you will never look at the world the same way again.

Whether you are interested in economics or financial economics, our graduate and undergraduate degree programs prepare you to be a critical thinker, a well-read scholar and an analytical problem-solver with a broad world view. In addition, a University of Detroit Mercy degree in economics or financial economics will provide outstanding preparation for careers in law, government, business and finance.

According to, economics is one of 10 college degrees that lead to high-paying jobs because economics majors tend to pursue business- and finance-related fields.  In addition, these degrees can also help you to establish careers in education, law, government and public policy work.

With three locations to serve you, earning your degree is just a choice away. Classes are offered at our McNichols Campus in Detroit, at Macomb University Center in Clinton Township and graduate classes are available online with added flexibility of learning at your convenience and finishing within one academic year. 

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McNichols Campus Economics Programs

Macomb University Center Programs

Online Programs

Data Analytics


    Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

    Understanding Big Data — the vast amount of information generated, stored, and mined for insights — is the new competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. Detroit Mercy's courses in this field will provide you with the foundations of understanding data analytics, teach you the essentials of business forecasting and give you exposure to the use and application of industry software in data mining. These courses are open to all majors and are available at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  A complete degree program in Data Analytics is currently being developed.

    Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a badge representing the skills learned.  Note, badges are not University conferred degrees.

    The following courses are currently available:

    • DATA 4001 / Data 5001 Science and Data (3 credits)
    • DATA 4100 / DATA 5150  Data Analytics Foundations (3 credits) / Quantitative Foundations of Economic Analysis (3 credits)
    • DATA 4480 / DATA 5480  Business Forecasting (3 credits)
    • DATA 4560 / DATA 5550  Database Design (3 credits)
    • DATA 4561 / DATA 5560 Database Management (3 credits)
    • DATA 4610 / DATA 5310  Introduction to Data Mining (3 credits)

    Please refer to the current catalog for course descriptions:


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Ablaye Camara
Assistant Professor of Economics

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Michael DiGiovanni
Executive in Residence
Adjunct Professor of Economics

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Yu Peng Lin
Associate Professor of Economics

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Christopher Rakovalis
Adjunct Professor of Economics

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Raphael Shen, S.J.
Professor of Economics
*Department Chair

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Harry Veryser
Adjunct Professor of Economics


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Chi-Dar L. Lin
Vice President for Joint Programs and Initiatives

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Victoria Mantzopoulos
Associate Dean
Academic Coordinator for International Programs

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