Undergraduate

Economics

The Economics program at Assumption provides you with an understanding of economic principles and the tools used in addressing national and international issues. The study of economics requires rigorous inquiry and analysis, quantitative and critical thinking skills, and effective written and oral communication abilities.

Economics Program

Program Tracks Available

Major, Minor


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 1
Early Action: November 1
Early Action II: December 15
Regular Decision: February 15


Degrees Offered

B.A.


Department

Economics and Global Studies

Program Contact

Colleen Fahy

Department Chair, Economics & Global Studies, Professor of Economics

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Experiential Learning

Learn the Skills Employers Seek

Faculty/Student Research

The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.

Study Abroad

At Assumption College, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.

Internships

Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more. While internships are not required, many students complete at least one before graduation. Recent economics majors have interned at financial instructions such as Fidelity Investments, at research institutions such as the Worcester Regional Research Bureau and with political organizations such as Congressman Jim McGovern’s office.

Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

Explore the Rome Campus

Career Paths

Actua Group

Bain Capital

Bentall Kennedy

Berkshire Bank

BlueConic

Circo

Fidelity Investments

Hanover Insurance

Lockheed Martin

Morgan Stanley

Office of Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

Santander

John McDonagh

Accounting 2020
Accounting Intern, DCK Worldwide

My internship has helped me better prepare myself for my future career as an accountant.

I have learned it is important to never be afraid to ask questions or ask for help because it is better to complete a project correctly than having to redo it. I have also learned how important excel is and I hope to continue to learn more about it.
Nathalie Vega Crespo

Economics 2016
Attending Law School, Roger Williams University

Because of Assumption, I was thoroughly prepared to enter law school after graduation.

Through my internships, I learned so much about the judicial and trial processes and about common and constitutional laws. I loved my experiences as an intern and I loved my time at Assumption.
Peter Serencsics

Economics 2017
Quality Control Analyst, American Transit Insurance Company

Assumption connected me with alumni at American Transit Insurance Company that resulted in a job!

During my internship, I worked with all of their departments to gain an understanding of how the insurance business works. I was well prepared to take on New York City as I began my post-grad career at the company that I interned with.
Stephen Picard

Economics 2017
Commercial Real Estate Broker, NAI Plotkin

The liberal arts education at Assumption has helped me develop a broad knowledge of all fields.

While I have learned personal investment strategies, I have also learned how to think critically and observe all potential outcomes. These experiences will help me hold conversations with all clients I will encounter in the commercial real estate market.

John McDonagh

Accounting 2020
Accounting Intern, DCK Worldwide

My internship has helped me better prepare myself for my future career as an accountant.

I have learned it is important to never be afraid to ask questions or ask for help because it is better to complete a project correctly than having to redo it. I have also learned how important excel is and I hope to continue to learn more about it.
Nathalie Vega Crespo

Economics 2016
Attending Law School, Roger Williams University

Because of Assumption, I was thoroughly prepared to enter law school after graduation.

Through my internships, I learned so much about the judicial and trial processes and about common and constitutional laws. I loved my experiences as an intern and I loved my time at Assumption.
Peter Serencsics

Economics 2017
Quality Control Analyst, American Transit Insurance Company

Assumption connected me with alumni at American Transit Insurance Company that resulted in a job!

During my internship, I worked with all of their departments to gain an understanding of how the insurance business works. I was well prepared to take on New York City as I began my post-grad career at the company that I interned with.
Stephen Picard

Economics 2017
Commercial Real Estate Broker, NAI Plotkin

The liberal arts education at Assumption has helped me develop a broad knowledge of all fields.

While I have learned personal investment strategies, I have also learned how to think critically and observe all potential outcomes. These experiences will help me hold conversations with all clients I will encounter in the commercial real estate market.
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We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.

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A special visit opportunity for high school seniors! Experience the classroom environment at Assumption - see why our students thrive during their four years here. You'll also enjoy lunch in Taylor Dining Hall, meet members of the Assumption community and take a tour of campus! Register Today

Nov. 15, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Nov 15 Fri

Discovery Day

A special visit opportunity for high school seniors! Experience the classroom environment at Assumption - see why our students thrive during their four years here. You'll also enjoy lunch in Taylor Dining Hall, meet members of the Assumption community and take a tour of campus! Register Today

Nov. 15, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Graduate Schools Attended by Economics Majors

Assumption College will not only prepare you for a meaningful and successful career, but also for the pursuit of advanced degrees. Our graduates have been accepted to a number of prestigious institutions for the pursuit of addition study such as Colorado State University (Ph.D. Program in Economics); Clark University (Ph.D. Program in Economics); University of Connecticut (Ph.D. Program in Economics); University of North Carolina (Ph.D. Program in Economics); UMass Boston (M.A. in Applied Economics); University of Rochester (M.A. in Finance); and Northeastern University (Masters in Public Policy).


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