The study of economics provides students with an opportunity to understand the most important aspects of modern societies such as the global economy, production decisions, income distribution, consumption of goods and services, government’s role and the interaction between households and businesses.
Economics at Bryant
“Thinking like an economist” requires analytical skills and the ability to identify economic issues and problems while framing issues in ways other people do not see. Such reasoning also means devising policy proposals to address problems and analyze both the intended and unintended effect of these policies.
The Economics Department offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Economics and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics and specialization in one of three tracks. All provide a variety of attractive careers and exceptional preparation for acceptance into various graduate programs. Students may also choose to pursue a concentration or a minor.
The Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies advances Bryant’s mission of developing the global perspective of its students through a variety of academic and research opportunities led by expert faculty.
The first Dr. William B. Sweeney Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund will be awarded in the fall of 2017 to an economics major.
This Economics-Public Policy major has a clear career path he hopes will ultimately prepare him for the highest office in the land.
The funds enable collaborative opportunities with scholars in Brazil (Tebaldi, Economics), Mexico (Visich, Management), and China (Jiang, Management; Zhang, Computer Information Systems).
B.S. in Applied Economics
The BSAE requires quantitative applied real-world analysis in addition to the economics core. Students who graduate with this degree become proficient in the use of statistical and mathematical tools and are able to analyze and quantify economic relations to gain knowledge of the framework of the economy.Learn More
B.A. in Economics
The BAE gives students flexibility to use economics as a tool to explore and understand human behavior, contemporary social issues, history, culture, and international relations. It offers three different tracks: Industrial Economics and Market Regulation; International Political Economy; and Public Policy.Learn More
Activities at the University's Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies often are led by the preeminent Economics Department faculty, who work in concert with students from all disciplines and with fellow faculty who hold positions in other departments at Bryant or at other distinguished institutions.Learn More