Mercyhurst University

Business Economics Bachelor of Arts


Majors of this program receive a solid foundation in the functional areas of business — finance, accounting, marketing and management — as well as economic fundamentals, such macroeconomic indexes (economic growth, inflation and unemployment rates) and microeconomic indexes (demand-supply, production costs, and price and output based on the market). Graduates of this program will qualify for employment in the areas of banking, consulting, investment and brokerage houses, sales and marketing, and may look for positions such as financial analysts, risk management analysts, forecasters, or analyst staff members in litigation, mergers, or acquisitions. Many opportunities also exist for business economic students in various government agencies at the federal, state and local levels as analysts and researchers.

Meet the Faculty

Juan Argaez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Adrienne Foos
Adrienne Foos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Gary Sullivan
Gary Sullivan
Assistant Professor of Insurance Risk Management
John Parente, D.Ed.
Assistant Professor of Sports Business
Kimberly Zacherl, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Assistant Professor of Business; Program Director, Human Resource Management
Kristofer Gossett, DBA
Assistant Professor
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Lee Anna Belovarac
Lee Anna Belovarac, MBA
Assistant Professor
Mahtab Athari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance
Mark Simpson
Mark Simpson, M.B.A. CPA CFP
Murray Pyle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Quantitative Management
Penny Hanes
Penny Hanes, MBA, CPA
Associate Professor
Selin Yalcindag, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
William Jeffress, MBA
Instructor of Sport Business