Economics

With expert faculty, you will develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and data analysis skills essential to understand – and design solutions to – issues from climate change to government accountability to inequality. Offered as a major and minor.

Program Overview

"Thinking like an economist" is the goal of every economics program, but at Bryant you will "act like an economist" as well through participation in challenging research, internships, and workshops not common in most undergraduate programs.

  • Collaborate with prominent faculty on original academic research and national conference presentations.
  • Develop analytical and quantitative skills to identify issues and problems in ways others do not see as you work to find solutions to complex problems and conduct real-world analytical work in demand in diverse fields.
  • Apply what you learn and compete against other undergraduate students from top institutions in the College Fed Challenge, in which Bryant’s team has finished as a regional finalist four times in the last five years.
  • Immerse yourself in challenging learning opportunities through the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies.

Offered as

Major | Minor

College

College of Arts & Sciences

Department

Department of Economics

More Information

Course Catalog

INTERDISCIPLINARY ADVANTAGE

  • A strong foundation integrating business, STEM fields and the liberal arts develops critical 21st century skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Every student graduates with a major and a complementary minor, gaining a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through experiential learning.
  • Whether you begin a career or continue your education after graduation, Bryant credentials prepare impact thinkers who are in high demand and prepared to contribute and make a difference.
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The Bryant Difference

99%%

99 percent of Bryant graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of Commencement.

US News

No. 7

U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 7 in the Regional Universities North category.

A+ Ranking

College Factual/USA Today give Bryant alumni an A+ ranking for mid-career post-graduation earnings.

Where Our Students Go

Values-driven Economics graduates are making a difference in business, nonprofit, and government organizations and bringing their globally influenced knowledge to prestigious graduate program.

Amica
Analysis Group, Inc.
BAE Systems
Blackrock
Boston Hill Advisors
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Fidelity Investments
LGCY Power
Mercer
MFS Investment Management
PwC
Regional Economic Models, Inc.
Travelers
Brooklyn Law School
Bryant University
City, University of London
University of Michigan
University of New Hampshire

Experiential Learning Opportunities

CAREER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

  • Shadow and network with accomplished Economics alumni to explore different paths.
  • Secure an Economics internship, available in a variety of industries, through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities from 400+ prestigious firms at on-campus career fairs.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Bryant Economic Student Association
  • Fed Challenge Competition

SERVICE

  • MyPath Mentor
  • Student Senate

INTERNATIONAL

  • Study abroad during junior year
  • Sophomore International Experience

RESEARCH

  • Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies
  • Annual Bryant Economic Symposium presenter
  • Conduct research during an internship at a Washington, D.C., think tank

INTERNSHIPS

  • The Washington Center, Washington, D.C.—offers internship placement at a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations in the D.C. area

Inspired Faculty

Photo of Associate Professor of Economics Laura Beaudin, Ph.D.

Inspired Faculty

Our esteemed faculty include award-winning educators and dedicated mentors who have had success in the fields they teach and in research. They include a consultant to The World Bank, the associate editor of the British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade, an expert on inequality and poverty, and experts on behavioral, experimental, and sports economics as well as shadow economies. Among them is:

LAURA BEAUDIN, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics