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?”
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, PMC Bank, Honeywell and Liberty Mutual.
75% of students do two internships as undergraduates—at places like State Street, KPMG, VMware and MassPay.
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.
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. They establish careers in a variety of sectors—from small businesses to major research organizations—including:
Data collected from Gordon graduates between 1989 and 2010.
HEAR FROM A GRAD
Research Assistant, The Brookings Institution
“The faculty at Gordon took the time to get to know me, and my academic advisers worked closely with me throughout my academic career to help me reach my goals. I was able to supplement my academics with teaching and research opportunities, as well as extracurriculars. My majors made me a perfect fit for my current position, and the rigorous academics at Gordon have helped me to excel.” Hear from others ➔
GO THE EXTRA MILE
For hands-on learning and to clarify their career goals, economics students 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:
Expand your scope and study economics on a global scale.