Students are guided by faculty to research and publish articles on international, national and regional economic trends as well as topics related to finance, investment and business issues. Each year the Economics faculty supervises and helps interested and qualified students research, prepare and present papers at the Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Ursinus College, Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference.
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics provides students with the opportunity to obtain a foundation in traditional economic theory and real life applications that are the basis for analytical thinking and sound managerial decision making.
Economics students may choose to specialize in any one of three areas:
Students interested in pursuing a career in banking are also offered an opportunity to take part in the internationally recognized Bloomberg Aptitude Test, which is administered every semester in the Kemp Library. This test is widely used by many Wall Street banks and financial institutions when hiring interns and entry-level employees.
The faculties are actively involved in research projects both individually and through the Business Economics Research Group of ESU (BERG), and enjoy great success in procuring funded research projects from both government and private sources. Students benefit by serving as research assistants and contributors under the guidance of experienced faculty researchers.