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Economics Department

Alfred Marshall (1842 - 1924)

Economics is the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life.

Student Life in the Economics Department

In both the B.A. and the BBA programs, students receive attention from highly trained faculty experienced in the application of economics to social, business, and government issues. Economics students develop analytical capabilities, quantitative skills, and computer acumen that provide excellent preparation for business and government policy-making and the analysis of contemporary affairs. An economics minor is also offered to undergraduate students. 

Internships in economics are encouraged so that students can apply their classroom training to 'real-world' problems and practices in a variety of organizations. The department also has an active student-run club, the Adam Smith Society, which sponsors speakers and social activities for students, faculty, and alumni. Outstanding students are eligible for selection to Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international economics honor society.

Recent Graduates' Career Opportunities

A background in economics opens the door to a wide array of post graduate opportunities, everything from being a research analyst at the Federal Reserve to working as a portfolio manager or to a strategy consultant. Click here to view a sampling of our graduates current professional positions.  If you would like to get in touch with alumni about their careers either informally, or through the Economics Mentoring Program, please get in touch with your advisor or Jeremy Schwartz, the Chair of the Economics Department at

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Jeremy Schwartz, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Economics
Professor of Economics
Sellinger Hall 315

Debra Mitchell
Program Assistant
Sellinger Hall 418

The Sellinger School of Business is looking for talented part-time instructors with a passion for education and a desire to share their knowledge and skills teaching day, evening or online classes. View the job posting

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