Economics

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.

Affiliated Center

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.

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Joshua Ballance ’12: A passion for economics

Now at the Federal Reserve in Boston, Ballance is engaged in research analyzing trends in "upskilling" during the Great Recession, and hopes to pursue a doctorate in economics, an academic passion ignited at Bryant.

Regina Castro ’14: Archway Investment Fund offers competitive edge

Her hands-on management of the $850,000 Archway Investment Fund is opening doors with prospective employers who are taking note of her experience in financial markets.

Avery Hill ’16: Preparing for a career of public service

He's creating a path to the political arena by blending studies in economics, public policy, and entrepreneurship, with internships in the office of a congressman.

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.

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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.

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Faculty

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.

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