About Us

As an economics or finance major, you'll have the chance to work on research with professors in preparation for graduate school, or land a hands-on internship in one of the world's greatest financial centers: New York City. The reputation of this department continues to grow as teams of students succeed in nationwide contests, such as the College Fed Challenge, a rigorous academic competition judged by economists at the Federal Reserve.

Meet an Economics & Finance Major: Riko Mochizuki

An international student from Tokyo, economics and finance major Riko Mochizuki initially struggled with understanding dense material, but took advantage of learning experiences like the Investment Club and the College Fed Challenge to refine her skill set.

Our Programs

The Economics & Finance Department prepares students to work in the hands-on fields of business, government, nonprofits or economic research. The department offers three majors and two minors:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Minors in economics or finance are available to students enrolled in the School of Business.

If you choose to pursue a B.A. in economics through the School of Liberal Arts, you will take classes through this department.

CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

fed challenge
The College Fed Challenge offers an unforgettable experience in economic analysis, monetary policy decision-making, public speaking and teamwork.

Fed Challenge Student Team

Learn More About the Fed Challenge