Applied Economics

How individuals, businesses, and governments manage their resources to best satisfy their wants and needs is economics in a nutshell. Those who study economics at Bryant will learn how unemployment, inflation, equity, market competition, international trade and development, banking, monetary and fiscal policies, labor and management issues, health care, and environmental decisions affect the economy, and how some of these may be enhanced for the betterment of society.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Economics requires you to analyze quantitative real-world cases and complete the economics core. You will gain the tools necessary to examine a variety of situations and rationalize decisions. You will also learn to interpret historical events through the lens of applied economics and recommend steps that can be taken to ensure stability today and in the future. With proficiency in the use of statistical and mathematical tools, you will evaluate and quantify economic relations to acquire knowledge of the framework of the economy.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities 

With a major in Applied Economics from Bryant, you will develop the competence to logically and analytically address a wide range of problems that apply to business, government, and global markets. You will find rewarding careers in such diverse fields as banking and finance, consulting, management, market research, sales, insurance, real estate, health care administration, law, or public administration. A degree in economics is also excellent preparation for a variety of graduate programs.

Economics faculty

Faculty represent a wide range of expertise in areas such as health care, the public sector, international trade and economic development, labor and industrial organization, teaching methods, and human capital development. Their applied research and publications cover immigration and wage discrimination, market freedom and government intervention, forecasting, and health care market and policy, among others. Faculty serve as consultants to both private and public enterprises in the New England region, as well as international organizations such as the World Bank of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.