Stillman School of Business

Overview 

Are you interested in learning why consumers make the choices they do? Do you ask yourself why someone might spend his money on a new DVD player instead of replacing an old TV? Do you wonder if someone would buy the latest music CD if the price increased by $5? If these questions intrigue you, you might be well-suited for a career in economics.

Once referred to as the “dismal science” by Thomas Carlyle, who was inspired to coin the phrase based on T. R. Malthus’ gloomy prediction that the population would always grow faster than food, dooming mankind to unending poverty and hardship, economics is not dreary. It is the study of what constitutes rational human behavior as we fulfill our needs and wants. Economists are interested in the choices individuals and nations make, and why, which makes for an exciting course of study.

The economics concentration in the Stillman School of Business or the College of Arts and Sciences provides you with a solid economics foundation by teaching you to develop a:

  • thorough understanding of the economic relationships between businesses, households and government, and the principles governing these relationships; and
  • proper analytical methods and modes of inquiry that prepare you for a career in business, government or education.

Students in the program are challenged intellectually through a “universe of economic discourse” that is unbiased and rigorous. You will enhance your quantitative and analytical skills while studying a range of economic schools of thought, including:
 
  • Keynesian;
  • Post-Keynesian;
  • and Neo-Classical.

In addition to classroom instruction, there are off-campus learning opportunities at select economic institutions in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
 

Our economics graduates go on to successful careers, securing employment with financial, industrial and governmental institutions. Most recently, our alumni have gone on to positions at:

  • securities firms; 
  • banks;
  • insurance companies;
  • the Federal Reserve System;
  • and major industrial companies.

Several other graduates have launched successful consulting career, while others teach at the college level.
 

Ready to examine the economic choices you make? Check out the program’s degree requirements and apply today.

Contact Us:
Chair: Richard Hunter, J.D.
Department of Economics and Legal Studies
Jubilee Hall, Sixth Floor
Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business
400 South  Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Telephone: (973) 761-9356
E-mail: richard.hunter@shu.edu
Web: http://shu.edu/academics/business/economics

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