Economics is the study of how individuals and societies choose to use the resources that are available to them. Courses in economics examine topics such as inflation, unemployment, international trade, financial markets, inequality, development and government intervention in economic activity. Economic issues have an important impact on individuals, firms, industries, countries and the world as a whole.
By studying economics, you will:
- Develop an understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics, developments in economic policy and their relevance, and interconnections between economics and other issues.
- Examine issues from many fields and apply economic tools to analyze real-world problems.
- Use technology to locate and process data, drawing conclusions from the analysis.
- Articulate and defend normative analyses.
- Sharpen your writing and speaking skills.
- Prepare for a career or graduate studies in a variety of fields, including business, law, medicine, government, non-profits and international relations.
Featured Advisory Board Member
President & CEO
Fifth Third Bank, Kentucky
Mr. Partridge serves as president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, Kentucky, which has $2.9 billion in assets. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the banks five main businesses: Commercial Banking, Business Banking, Retail Branch Banking, Mortgage Lending, and Investment Advisors. He joined Fifth Third Bank in 1997 and has more than 20 years of banking experience. He most recently served as Market President of Fifth Third Bank (Northeastern Ohio) and prior to that position, Executive Vice President and manager of Commercial Banking at Fifth Third Bank (Northeastern Ohio). Prior to moving to Cleveland Mr. Partridge managed the Middle Market and Commercial Real Estate groups in Cincinnati. Mr. Partridge received his bachelors degree from Xavier University and his masters degree from Indiana University.