Within the Department of Finance and Economics, students will discover how monetary systems and large scale economies apply to a variety of areas, including investment banking and global business.
“I chose St. Ed's because of its excellent academic programs and dedicated professors...and, my expectations have been met and surpassed!”
— Areli Perez Rivera, Finance ’17
Coursework will include historical case studies and current business scenarios taken straight from the headlines. Students will learn the importance of and methods for raising and using capital in order to add value to a business or corporation.
This Department offers multiple degrees that prepare graduates for careers in business and government. Career paths may include market research, and forecasting future economic activity that can influence strategic planning. The analytical skills students develop as part of an economics or finance degree make these majors very versatile. Graduates enter careers at a wide variety of private and public sector employers with responsibilities that can include forecasting financial trends and consumer spending habits as well as providing investment advice and venture capital. Graduates pursue advanced degrees, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
“The Economics program at St. Ed's excels at providing students with individual attention and varied perspectives. Through my education here, I have developed a deep understanding of economics and other relevant fields of study.”
— Rion Thompson, Economics ’15
"Given the exponential increase in sophistication of the business world, an understanding of finance and economics truly is the cornerstone to making informed choices in our business and personal lives. These could include decisions such as whether to pursue a graduate degree for career advancement, which strategic business choice to make based on how it impacts people and financial performance, or how to vote on a bond referendum in a local election."
— Camelia Rotaru, Chair, Department of Finance and Economics