The primary goal of the economics faculty is to provide its students, the University, and the community with an understanding of economic theory and practice through quality teaching and advising, significant research, and appropriate community involvement.

How do we do this?

John Carroll is dedicated to developing socially responsible leaders. With a foundation in over 450 years of Jesuit Catholic teaching, our faculty focus on providing students with the tools needed to make ethical decisions in business and in the larger community. We believe in educating you as a whole person: mind, body, and spirit, and ensuring that all aspects of your education help you to become a well-rounded, well-educated person.

What does this mean for you?

A major in economics will provide you with a comprehensive base for a variety of fields. It is an ideal preparation for careers in business and for many graduate programs.

Not only will you learn about product and resource pricing, interest-rate determination, and taxation policies, you’ll gain a firm background in the liberal arts, sciences, and communications.

We’ll teach you how to take the skills you’ll learn in the classroom and apply them to both your career and your life. You’ll learn both in and out of the classroom, being challenged to see how your gifts and talents can make a difference in our world.

You’ll learn from professionals that are leaders in their fields, who will advise and mentor you throughout your four years at Carroll.

Click here for a directory of economics scholarships.

Where do alumni go after graduation?

Economics majors find employment in banking and other financial institutions, sales, consulting firms, government service, and teaching. In addition, many graduate programs – most notably law, business administration, and economics – regard the study of economics to be particularly beneficial because of its logical, ordered approach to problem solving.

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Learn more about the specifics of the economics program at JCU through the Undergraduate Bulletin.