Economics

School of Management

Today, there is so much in the world of economics that is accomplished by technology. Marist students are prepared to compete in such a technological economy with a balanced training in economics and the liberal arts. Not only do our students graduate with advanced economics skillsets, but with the intuition to think creatively and innovate throughout their careers in the industry.
"I major in applied math and have minors in economics and data science and analytics, and this combination is helping me do some really unique research on women in Latin America. I’ll be examining macro- versus micro-economies and creating a compartmentalized model of how government funding is being deployed and how it could be deployed more effectively."
"I feel the Marist community is always rooting for you and willing to help. What I considered home seems to have expanded at Marist. Home is not just a physical space – it’s the people and relationships."
"I was intensely interested in having a study abroad experience. The Marist branch campus in Florence offered me a highly organized option and removed a lot of stressors. I could take required core classes while studying away."

Modern economists play formative roles in government policy making, fiscal planning, investing, and a variety of other in-demand professions, and as such are entrusted with enormous responsibility. At Marist, your comprehensive education in Economics will provide you with insightful training through courses like “Money and Banking” and “Financial Markets and Institutions,” while instilling an ethical approach to the industry with courses in “Economics of Social Issues,” “Environmental Economics,” and “Economic Development: Towards Global Equality.”

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Modern economists play formative roles in government policy making, fiscal planning, investing, and a variety of other in-demand professions, and as such are entrusted with enormous responsibility. At Marist, your comprehensive education in Economics will provide you with insightful training through courses like “Money and Banking” and “Financial Markets and Institutions,” while instilling an ethical approach to the industry with courses in “Economics of Social Issues,” “Environmental Economics,” and “Economic Development: Towards Global Equality.”

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Leading Economics Faculty

In the world of modern economics, experience counts. Our faculty arrive at Marist with years of professional accolades and a wide range of professional experiences in both the private and public sectors. This type of insight and mentorship is absolutely invaluable at all stages of your career in economics. View all School of Management faculty > 

The difference between a Marist Economics student and others is the extensive hands-on experience they have access to. Not only will you learn the foundations and theories of economics, but you’ll apply it throughout your time at Marist. You’ll create your personal investment portfolio in our Investment Center, equipped with Bloomberg Terminals, research different firms, and track your portfolio’s performance each semester. This experience gives Marist Economics students a much-needed edge when entering this competitive industry after graduation.

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The difference between a Marist Economics student and others is the extensive hands-on experience they have access to. Not only will you learn the foundations and theories of economics, but you’ll apply it throughout your time at Marist. You’ll create your personal investment portfolio in our Investment Center, equipped with Bloomberg Terminals, research different firms, and track your portfolio’s performance each semester. This experience gives Marist Economics students a much-needed edge when entering this competitive industry after graduation.

Top-Tier Career Placement

The experiential learning, expert faculty, and comprehensive curriculum in Marist’s Economics program prepare our students for entry-level positions after graduation. This sets you up for long-term career success. Below are just a few examples of the high-profile career destinations Marist Economics students attain. 

 

98 percent

98% of graduates from the School of Management are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

105k

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual wage for economists is over $105,000.

14 percent increase

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 14% increase in economist jobs over the next decade.

At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.

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Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience

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Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges

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Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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Top 50 "Colleges That Create Futures"

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Top Regional Universities-North

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"Best Colleges"