Economics and Business

Economics and Business Department Learning Goals

In fulfilling the requirements for a major in the Economics and Business Department, students:

  • Master the foundations of accounting principles and economic theories.
  • Develop the depth of knowledge appropriate to their choice of specific major and master the fundamental tools necessary to succeed in graduate and professional school as well as in a career.
  • Understand the fundamentals of business and economic problem solving with application to contemporary social and political issues.
  • Employ discipline specific tools of critical analysis and problem solving.
  • Learn technology skills appropriate for use in economic and business analysis.
  • Effectively communicate economic and/or financial information orally and in writing to people with various levels of business acumen.

The department provides opportunities for students to

  • Learn experientially through activities such as simulations, internships, and undergraduate research in order to apply the theories they have learned in the classroom.
  • Develop networks and relationships with alumni and local business leaders and participate in seminars and round table discussions.