Resources are scarce.
The future is uncertain.
Economics studies how we deal with these limitations.
Develop Tools, Skills and Habits
Samford economics majors receive a diverse range of perspectives on economic issues. You will learn how to analyze how firms produce, how households consume and how governments tax, spend and regulate. You will develop tools, skills and habits that will help you make better choices in the workplace, grocery store and voting booth.
Learn to Answer Today's Important Questions
Economics helps find less-than-obvious answers to important questions. What happens when the government punishes people for “price gouging” after natural disasters? Are wars and natural disasters good for the economy? Do seat belt laws really save lives? How should damages be calculated in court cases? How does Walmart affect the communities it enters? Why do people volunteer? Do nonprofits spend too much money on fundraising?
Samford economics faculty are involved in cross-disciplinary coursework and significant research activities.
Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis Advisory Board
The Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis Advisory Board plays several important roles as a conduit to the business community. Board members provide guidance on course content so that our curriculum stays current with the needs of the profession. While some of the board members offer internships and jobs with their companies, the introductions our board members give us to other professionals in the business community are extremely valuable – both in terms of employment opportunities and mentorship for our students.
B.S.B.A. or B.A. in Economics
Samford’s economics major (B.S.B.A. or B.A.) prepares students to enter almost any field. Economics is widely considered a top major for graduate school in fields like economics (obviously), finance, public policy, political science, law and more.
Work with Professors on Research
Work side-by-side with professors on cutting-edge research
Present at National Conferences
Present original research at regional, national and international conferences
Learn from Visiting Scholars and Speakers
Spend time with visiting scholars and speakers
Reading Groups and Seminars
Study timeless texts and new ideas in reading groups and seminars
Internship and Networking Opportunities
Network with companies and organizations for internship opportunities at a yearly networking event.
Join a network of graduates who have been placed at private firms, and in government service, or have been accepted to graduate school.
For more information about this major, please contact Steve Jones.