Our economics programs provide the analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to investigate and critically evaluate economic conditions and trends. Through coursework and experiential learning, our graduates are well prepared for a wide variety of career opportunities in today’s highly competitive global business environment, as well as graduate study.
We offer both a B.S. and B.A. in economics. The B.S. familiarizes students with the quantitative tools used to analyze economic policy and includes business courses that focus on the application of theory. The B.A. provides a strong background in economics while allowing students to double major in another discipline such as history, political science or psychology.
Both programs integrate a liberal arts tradition with the University’s mercy and justice mission to emphasize ethical decision-making and responsible leadership. As a result, our graduates emerge as engaged, principled world citizens who are prepared to address economic issues that concern individuals, firms and nations, both in the domestic setting and internationally.
Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration, health care administration and management, or innovation and strategic management within five years.
Life After Salve
Our students are well prepared for a wide variety of career opportunities in business and government. Corporations value the training received by economics majors, while the range of jobs in government is as expansive as government itself.
- Financial analysts guide individuals and businesses in making investment decisions based on their assessment of various financial products like stocks and bonds.
- Personal financial advisors give advice to individuals and couples who are making financial plans, such as preparing for retirement or arranging for insurance policies.
- Financial managers are responsible for the overall financial well-being of an organization, which often involves analyzing data and presenting reports.
- Loan officers evaluate the financial situation of people who apply for loans, often using specialized software.
- Revenue agents ensure that the government receives its legal tax payments by analyzing financial records and arranging for payment as necessary.
- Budget analysts help institutions manage their finances and monitor their spending, and may also provide advice and estimates about future economic needs.
- Research economists develop new general models and theories of economics based on the work of others and their own research and analysis.
- Economics professors instruct students on the principles, theories and methods of economics. An advanced degree is usually required.
My Salve education has prepared me for life after college in a number of ways. As a business manager, my economics and MBA degrees have provided me with the tools necessary to operate efficiently under high pressure, communicate in a clear and concise manner, and have the confidence to trust my abilities – all because of the educational foundation Salve built beneath me.
Garvin Jones ’16, ’17 (MBA), business manager, Goethals Bridge replacement project, Kiewit Corporation