The Minor in Economics will give you an essential insight into micro and macroeconomics in your first two courses, then expands to give you the full choice of finance or economics courses in the last four.

Programme Structure

Minor requirements – US Credits 18 – UK Credits 72

An introduction to basic economic methodology. Within a framework of supply and demand analysis, the behavior of producers and consumers is examined in the context of the efficient allocation of scarce resources in society.

This course introduces students to a theoretical treatment of national income and its key component parts. Macroeconomic models are used to examine policy issues and contemporary problems relating to output, income, spending and employment as well as inflation and growth.

plus 2 Level 5 ECN or FNN courses
plus 2 Level 6 ECN or FNN courses


I initially chose to study Political Science and History however, I decided to switch majors because I felt that the Economics programme would provide me with the skills needed to work in my chosen industry.
I got a lot of support from the school to come and study here which is something I consider very important coming from a developing country (Dominican Republic).
Perhaps the strongest quality the university has is that the teachers are very approachable and accessible. I have a good working relationship with my professors which has enhanced the learning experience and the way I feel about my classes and education in general.
I would recommend students with an international background to come to Richmond, and they will have a lot of support from the administration and teachers. The key thing here is to tap into these resources to enrich your university experience in a truly unique way.

Marlene Dieckert

Undergraduate Prospectus 2022