48 months
824 USD/credit 24720 USD/year
824 USD/credit 24720 USD/year
412 USD/credit 12360 USD/year
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The Economics program of the Northeastern Illinois University provides students with a rigorous applied and theoretical curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in quantitative and analytical positions in private, public and non-profit organizations.


Program Benefits

Economics, as a field in general and at Northeastern in particular, provides training in building strong economic fundamentals, and sharpens analytical and critical thinking skills. The Economics program of the Northeastern Illinois University is rigorous, and yet accessible to a large population of students with diverse backgrounds. Some of the program benefits include:

  • Build/enhance quantitative and written skills
  • Sharpen critical and analytical thinking power
  • Studying content with depth and substance
  • Rigorous and yet accessible curriculum
  • Focus on both theoretical and applied components
  • Dynamic range of concentrations available
  • Almost all courses taught by field experts
  • Small class size
  • Opportunities for research collaborations
  • Prepare for graduate studies

Career Options

The skills acquired from the bachelor's degree in Economics have wide applications. Using and applying the knowledge of the Economics major can lead to wide variety of careers including:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • New start-ups
  • Business analyst
  • Data/Financial analyst
  • Applied statistics
  • Pricing specialist
  • Careers in Non-profit organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Business And Economics Statistics
  • Writing Intensive Program: Tools For Economists
  • Labor Economics
  • Money And Banking

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission Application
  • Official ACT/SAT scores (required if you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit)
  • Official transcript from high school (required if you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc.)
  • Application fee
  • Notarized Undergraduate Financial Statement 
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20 (if applying from within the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 824 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    24720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 824 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 412 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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