Economics: Industrial Economics and Market Regulation


An Economics major, Industrial Economics and Market Regulation track

You know the basics of economics – it involves supply and demand and how each affects the other. You saw that when you wanted an iPhone and long lines of customers led to shortages and price increases.

If you want to know more about how a company on the supply side such as Apple affects markets, Industrial Economics and Market Regulation may be the right track for you. This is an interdisciplinary major that helps you understand the framework by which markets operate; the inner- and intra-competitiveness among industries in the U.S.; management-labor relations; and the role of government in the market economy.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics provides you with the knowledge to explore and understand human behavior, contemporary social issues such as poverty, discrimination, economic justice, history, culture, and international relations. 

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

With a focus on industry as part of your education, you can seek employment opportunities in managerial positions in government and business, trade associations, and consulting and research organizations. You will also be well prepared to pursue graduate studies in economics, business, and law.

Economics faculty

Faculty represent a wide range of expertise in areas such as healthcare, the public sector, international trade and economic development, labor and industrial organization, teaching methods, and human capital development. Their applied research and publications cover immigration and wage discrimination, market freedom and government intervention, forecasting, and healthcare market and policy, among others. Faculty serve as consultants to both private and public enterprises in the New England region, as well as international organizations such as the World Bank of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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For a major:

First-Year Gateway Experience

Global Foundations of Character and Leadership (GFCL100)

Global Foundations of Organizations and Business (GFOB100)

Writing Workshop (WRIT106)

Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience for All (IDEA101)

Upper-Level Gateway Requirement

Economics Major Requirements – Industrial Economics and Market Regulation Track*

Research Methods in Economics (ECO210)

Intermediate Microeconomics (ECO313)

Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECO314)

Capstone Economics Seminar (ECO490)

            *Tracks: Within the Economics Major, you will choose one of three tracks

      Industrial Economics and Market Regulation track of Bachelor of Arts in Economics

     Take any four of the following:

  • Money and Banking (ECO201)
  • Economics of Social Issues (ECO213)
  • Econometrics (ECO315)
  • Sports Economics (ECO340)
  • America and Free Market (ECO350)
  • Industrial Organization: American Industry (ECO363)
  • Industrial Organization: Government & Business (ECO364)
  • Cultures and Economies in Transition (ECO376)
  • Economics Internship (ECO391)
  • Managerial Economics (ECO393)
  • Applied Microeconomics: Case Studies (ECO413)
  • Applied Macroeconomics: Case Studies (ECO414)
  • Applied Econometrics for Business and Public Policy (ECO415)
  • Economics of Health and Medical Care (ECO473)

Take any two of the following:

  • The Legal Environment of Business (LGLS211)
  • Markets and the Law (LGLS411)
  • Law of Financial Institutions (LGLS412)
  • Creating a New Venture (ENT481) or Organizational Behavior (MGT302) or Operations Management (MGT201) (Take ONE from this list.)
  • History of American Technology (HIS364)
  • International Business Management (MGT356)
  • Retail Management (MKT360)

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

Introduction to Literary Studies (LCS121)

Microeconomic Principles (ECO113)

Macroeconomic Principles (ECO114)

Mathematical Analysis (MATH110)

Statistics I (MATH201)

Two (2) Humanities Survey Courses

Liberal Arts Distributions – Modes of Thought*

Two (2) Social Science Modes of Thought

One (1) Historical Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

One (1) Literary Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

Two (2) Scientific Modes of Thought (Include one Lab Science)

(One science course must be taken at the 300 or 400 level)

Business Minor Requirement

Selection is made from a variety of business minors (Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Analytics, and Sales). Some minors require more than four courses.

Electives  - Subject to programmatic constraints, students may elect to take additional business courses beyond the required business minor, not to exceed a combined total of 30 credit hours in the College of Business.

*Modes of Thought requirements can be met by appropriate courses in the major.

A minimum of 122 credit hours are required for graduation.

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To learn more, please contact:

Sam Mirmirani, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Department of Economics

Other tracks available to Economics majors:


Sanjay Choolani ’12
Studied: Economics, Sociology
Currently: Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Choolani has never been one to stand on the sidelines. At Bryant, he joined organizations, served on committees, held leadership roles, took part in service projects such as the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser, and even worked part-time.

Off campus, he was a tutor/mentor for the National Honor Society for ESL high school students in Maine, and assisted the underprivileged in a small health clinic at a Hindu temple in Pune, India.

In addition to studying in Spain during his junior year, Choolani also completed three summer internships with TD Bank. He is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch.