The study of economics is the study of decision-making. Economics is a method of thinking rather than a doctrine—a technique that helps the individual make decisions and draw correct conclusions in an increasingly complex world. Courses in economics include topics such as individual and firm behavior, public finance, inflation, unemployment, international trade, financial markets, poverty, wage disparity, inequality, growth and development.
 
The strengths of the program lie firmly within the curriculum, faculty and students. We have a strong "mainstream" curriculum that provides our majors with the theoretical, historical and institutional underpinnings of the discipline. The size of the faculty and their professional and graduate experience enable them to provide both the depth and breadth of courses necessary to give students a reasonable degree of curriculum choice. Even students who take only introductory classes benefit from the availability of a Ph.D. economist to answer questions and provide guidance on economic issues. The Economics program at Loras teaches courses in ways that help students become active learners, individual thinkers and effective communicators and decision-makers.

For more information, contact Dr. Doug Gambrall at douglas.gambrall@loras.edu
Career Opportunities

After receiving your degree from Loras, your career could take off into one of these fields:

  • Traditional Business Sector
  • Financial Sector
  • Business Owner
  • Government
  • Consulting Businesses
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