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.
An Ideal Place To Learn
'17 Economics majors who secured employment within 6 months of graduation.
Students from 33 states and 11 countries
Olivia WuAssistant Professor of Finance
Learn the Skills Employers Seek
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.
At Assumption University, 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.
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
Office of Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
Summer Business Analyst at RxSense, Commercial Capital Analyst Program at Wells Fargo
Assumption does well at providing students with the skills to understand change across the globe.
I chose the economics program at Assumption because I believe it provides students with the opportunity to analyze past and current societal issues while taking into context their effect on global capital markets, and how economic trends and policy affect our everyday lives.
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.
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.
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.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting
Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.Our Mission
Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost
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.
Preparing Students for Advanced Study
Graduate Schools Attended by Economics Majors
Assumption University 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).
Accelerated BA/MBA Dual Degree Program
Apply as a high school senior into the dual degree program with one application and benefit from being considered for a $2,500 Assumption Business Leader Scholarship (per year for 5 years), special programming, and the ability to take up to two MBA courses during your senior year. We offer two tracks to choose from: Management and CPA (for accounting majors only). Learn more about all of the University's dual degree offerings.