Bryant University. The Character of Success

Economics Department

Economics affects all consumers. Economists use analytical skills to study the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, and to identify issues and problems while framing solutions in ways other people do not see. 

Students who study economics  gain an understanding of the applied nature of economic theories and their relevance to the social systems and globally integrated business environment. Economics courses  stress the interdisciplinary implications of the field and provide valuable skills that can be used in conjunction with business and liberal arts disciplines. The work in the classroom is further enhanced by the use of technology to elaborate, illuminate, and visualize economic theories.

An article by Jessica Vascellaro in the Wall Street Journal titled " The Hot Major For Undergrads Is Economics " stressed that as the economics' focus broadens, there are even some signs that economics is becoming cool. The economics program teaches students the techniques necessary to conduct insightful analyses of contemporary economic issues. While lively interaction between faculty and students in the classroom is essential, the use of technology and practical applications to enhance the teaching process is an integral part of teaching economics at Bryant.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Salary Survey 2009, the average starting annual salary for an economics major in 2009 is $49,829 the highest compared to all the other business and liberal arts majors. The Economics education at Bryant will offer strong quantitative and analytical skills and a sound theoretical framework to prepare students for employment opportunities. Regardless of career choice, economics can increase student's marketability through the wide range of demonstrated applied skills and analytical tools developed pursuing economics degree. The economics education at Bryant also prepares students interested in pursuing graduate education in economics, law or business. To learn more about economics visit Resources for Economists.