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Economics & Business

Prepare for your first job—and for the job you’ll hold 15 years later.

Gordon's Economics and Business Department offers a personalized, professional approach to equipping you for a successful career grounded in concepts of vocation and Christian leadership. You'll pair a liberal arts foundation with a global emphasis, plenty of practical experience and an ethical lens to stand out in the field.


80% of faculty hold industry experience—from places like Fidelity, PNC Bank, Honeywell and Liberty Mutual.


75% of students do two internships as undergraduates—at places like State Street, KPMG, VMware and MassPay.

In co-operation with the Political Science Program, we also offer an inter-disciplinary major in International Affairs.

A Top Track Record

Gordon grads are top performers in professional certification exams.

95% pass rate

95% pass rate on the CPA exams for accounting majors compared to 53% national pass rate.

15% higher pass rate

15% higher pass rate on CFA Level 1 exam for finance majors, compared to the global average.

An Investment that Pays Back

Business jobs (and the salaries that come with them) are on the rise.


3 of the 10 top undergraduate majors in demand by employers fall in the business category.


Higher wages for business-related occupations than those for all workers.

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10% projected growth of business and financial operations jobs—faster than the average for all occupations.

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773,800 new business-related jobs to be added between 2016 and 2026.

Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

At Gordon, entrepreneurship is a catalyst for connecting all fields to real-world impact. Whether you’re launching a high-tech venture or expanding a nonprofit, you need practical, creative, grassroots solutions associated with entrepreneurial thinking. That’s where the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership comes in.


Master of Science In Financial Analysis: 3+1 Program

Students can jump right into Gordon’s Master of Science in Financial Analysis program after completing their undergraduate degree. The one-year MSFA equips students to launch a finance career in less time and for less money than an MBA. Students have access to a host of internship and networking opportunities as they prepare for CFA, CPA, and CMA exams—and for success in investment banking, corporate finance, consulting or research.


Faculty Spotlight

Kristen Cooper

Dr. Kristen Cooper

Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

"Professor of Economics and Business Kristen Cooper ’06 was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. She will teach and conduct research at the Universidad de La Laguna on Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. Professor Cooper teaches classes in microeconomics, public policy, environmental economics, and Christian Teaching on the Economy. Her current research focuses on the development and use of well-being measures for public policy. She has also published on other topics related to behavioral economics and welfare (wellbeing) economics, including consumer behavior in “fast fashion” markets, evaluating environmental policy, and the strategic behavior of participants in markets.


Alumni Stories

Caleb Harty

Caleb Harty ’10​

When People are the Bottom Line

Toussaint Williams

Toussaint Williams ’18 

Future Transnational Bridge-builder

Kaitlyn Trabucco

Kaitlyn Trabucco ’07

Empowering Women Through Education​

An Affordable Investment

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You don't need to pay top-dollar for a top-flight education.
We're committed to making our first-rate Christian liberal arts education an affordable investment for your family.
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For more information, contact:

Kristen Cooper
Department Chair, Economics & Business
E   |  P 978 867 4335

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