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Mesh your curiosity about human behavior with your knack for math. As an economist, you’ll study how people interact as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs and citizens. You will analyze the factors that shape people’s choices of what to buy and sell—and how those choices impact education, healthcare and environmental protection. As you work to understand these complexities, you’ll explore questions like “Why do cable companies have so many channel packages?” and “How does a minimum wage affect workers?”

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, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Honeywell and Liberty Mutual.


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

Why study economics at Gordon?

Economics is a tool to prepare you for a lifetime of critical thinking, professional growth and personal stewardship. You will engage with deep questions that have challenged Christians for millennia—questions about fairness, the place of the individual in the community, and the role of commerce in a world of justice. Gordon’s faculty are passionate about training young Christians to be future leaders in their discipline. With personal mentoring and robust classroom training, you will gain a solid footing as you find your professional path.

What careers can I pursue with an economics major?

Gordon economics graduates have a strong record of graduate school acceptances in economics (for both master's and Ph.D. degrees), business, law, public policy and international affairs. Economics major careers offer diverse opportunities, including roles in government, finance, academia, and more. Gordon economics majors work in a variety of sectors—from small businesses to major research organizations—including:

  • Public policy agencies and think tanks
  • Law and government
  • Finance and banking
  • Consulting
  • Education and other nonprofit organizations

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Experiential learning in economics

For hands-on learning and to clarify their career goals, economics majors pursue a variety of internships—at places like PEER Servants and State Street Business Intelligence, to name a few.

On campus, you will be part of a close community of supportive mentors and learners. You may have the opportunity to complete an honors project, do research with a faculty member or work as a teaching assistant. And you can take advantage of student-led opportunities, including:

  • Business Club: features guest speakers, networking opportunities and annual trips to Boston, New York City or Washington, D.C.
  • Investment Club: builds students' in-depth investing knowledge
  • American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Executive Council: promotes an understanding of public policy issues and facilitates student trips to Washington, D.C.
  • Gordon College Student Association: liaises between students and the administration
  • Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership: equips students to initiate new and noble ventures


For more information, contact:

Kristen Cooper
Department chair

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