Degree Description

Offered as a major and minor

Related Academic Programs
accounting, business, forensic accounting

Economics Major

If the old saying “assume a can opener” resonates with you, then a career in economics is probably, in theory and practice, the right choice. As a Mount St. Mary’s economics major, you’ll blend business and the liberal arts for a solid foundation in the ways that economic principles and systems shape our world.

Outside of Economics Class

Outside of Class

As a student in the School of Business, you’ll find many opportunities to learn (and have fun) outside the classroom. To name just a few, there is Delta Mu Delta (National Honor Society for Business); Economics Club and Women and Men in Business (WAM) club; Enactus team (develop and execute community outreach projects to solve real world problems); Federal Reserve Challenge (an intercollegiate monetary policy contest sponsored by the 5th District Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch); student research through independent research, research assistantship, and research project; Business Olympics (cash prizes); and a plethora of student honors and awards.

Resources for getting a economics related job

Career Crossing

The Career Center is a terrific resource as your consider life after college. Stop by to learn about resume and internship workshops, career fairs, and opportunities to meet employers. Business students can also meet and greet with mentors or future employers at specialized networking events or alumni panels throughout the year.

Mount graduates with economics degrees

After You Graduate

With an economics degree in hand, find works as a(n):
  • economist (naturally)
  • auditor
  • stock broker
  • insurer
  • statistician
  • financial analyst
And work for entities such as:
  • The Federal Reserve Board
  • The State Department
  • The Foreign Service