Economics and Computer Science (BS/MS)

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Why Economics and Computer Science?

Understand how individuals, organizations, societies and nations all use and distribute resources, and analyze and predict trends as a leader in our growing digital economy.

Why Study Economics and Computer Science at Iona?

You’ll gain analytical and quantitative skills in both fields, as well as hands-on experience, which will make you an asset to any organization.

You will learn from and be mentored by award-winning faculty who provide individualized attention and critical connections to leading professionals in the industry.

What You'll Learn

You will learn the foundations of economic theory and of computer science to understand how these two fields intersect.

During undergraduate study, you will be challenged to think critically about a variety of micro- and macro-economics issues. You will focus on what shapes economic decisions and how the global economy responds to the latest economic crisis.

During graduate study, you will learn how to use information technology and software systems to predict and analyze economic trends.

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Careers & Outcomes

The impactful work of economists is supported by the fast-growing advances in information technology. Analyzing data, projecting trends and calculating important change – all can be aided by computer technology. With both industries projecting above average career growth over the next decade, you will graduate with the in-demand skills that employer are seeking.

Job Titles

  • Computer Engineer
  • Economic Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Supply Chain Analyst


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Program Highlights

Internships with Renowned Firms

With midtown Manhattan just 20 miles away, you’ll have internships available to you in a wide variety of fields, from sports marketing to investment banking, at firms such as Ernst and Young, Morgan Stanley, Lincoln Financial, AEG and IBM.

College Fed Challenge

Iona Economics students participate in the College Fed Challenge, an intercollegiate competition in which students research and report on current economic trends and present their recommendations to Federal Reserve officials in downtown Manhattan.

Through months of rigorous preparation for the competition, students develop a deep understanding of how policy interacts with the real world from their study of macroeconomic theory and data!

Gaels Help Gaels

You will be supported by Iona’s active alumni network: accomplished professionals who devote their time to help you gain internships and employment opportunities.

Application Requirements

Current Iona students with sophomore standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher may apply for dual degree programs here.

Prospective students interested in pursuing a dual degree program are encouraged to apply for admission via Common App or contact Iona’s Admissions team to learn more.

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