ELIZABETH JAIKES ’15
Internship creates opportunity for a career
The ultimate goal of economics is to improve the quality of life for all, but the ultimate reality of economics is that the resources to do that are limited. Choices and trade-offs are, therefore, a given. Where do we direct those limited resources? What are we willing to give up in order to make something else happen? It’s a complicated balance, and it’s the job of an economist to guide informed decision making. Because of the magnitude of this work, salaries for economics graduates are among the highest of any discipline.
The University of New Haven’s B.A. in Economics provides a balanced curriculum of liberal arts, business, and industry management, alongside history and politics. This gives you the big-picture viewpoint and detailed knowledge you need to make decisions for the greater good, and to assist others in doing the same.
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
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15% Growth 2017-2027
Personal Financial Advisor
28% Growth 2017-2027
Market Research Analyst
19% Growth 2017-2027
Examination of scientific research methodology. Understanding the design, use, and limitations of the case study method as a valid research tool for topics and issues in sustainability. An overview of quantitative and qualitative decision-making related to topics and issues in sustainability. Classical descriptive, inferential, and non-parametric statistics. Survey and analysis of existing databases and sources of data applicable to the issues of sustainability. Present techniques for the effective collection and presentation of numerical qualitative information.
The course is designed to give students an understanding of the relevance of game theory to strategy. The course will emphasize applications of gaming to strategic decision making in business.
A general survey of government finance at the federal, state, and local levels, including government expenditures, principles of taxation, public borrowing, debt management, and fiscal policy for economic stabilization.
An examination of how risk and uncertainty shape decision making. The course will expose students to modern analytic tools, such as Monte Carlo simulation, that can be used to incorporate risk in business strategy and public policy.
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, check out the Academic Catalog:
All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.Learn More
Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.
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We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.