Welcome to the Department of Economics at Bradley University's Foster College of Business!

Economic problems center around the utilization of limited resources to provide goods and services for society. As a social science, economics is concerned with people in their roles as economic decision makers. Economists study how business and personal decisions are made under conditions of uncertainty and incomplete information, and they provide insight into problems involving both short- and long-term planning, such as investment and savings decisions. A strong grounding in both theoretical and applied aspects of economics allows students to use their knowledge to understand economic behavior and provides a basis for evaluating economic policy.

In pursuing an economics major, students develop analytical skills, a strong quantitative background, and clarity and precision of thought and expression. Students also gain knowledge of economic institutions and an understanding of how a complex economic system works. These abilities may be applied to job responsibilities in a variety of sectors and occupational groups. 

Our students take full advantage of our innovative, challenging, high quality learning experiences in our classrooms. Graduates are equipped to adapt to rapidly changing and competitive environments and are prepared for graduate school or success in their chosen professional fields. 

"My favorite memory of studying economics at the Foster College of Business were the economics faculty members. The professors are exceptionally intelligent and funny individuals, and I look forward to keeping in touch with many of them after graduation."

- Russell Howland III '15

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