Economics at Clarkson

Economics at Clarkson

Enhance the Value of Your Degree

No matter your major, coursework in economics can give you a competitive edge when you hit the job market. At Clarkson University, our economics-focused programs go beyond theory and provide the tools to apply the knowledge in any field of study. You will graduate having gained the in-demand skills employers want and a strong analytical foundation to help you achieve your goals. 

Why Study Economics at Clarkson?

Economics courses are offered through the David D. Reh School of Business, one of the top business schools in the country according to The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Our faculty are experts in the field who bring their real-world knowledge into the classroom. You will be exposed to the latest technology being used by economists. Classes incorporate topics in sustainable economic development and are focused on problem-solving techniques.

We offer a variety of interdisciplinary economics-centered majors and an economics minor. You can also select classes from a robust list of offerings, which will help you gain insight into your studies through an economics angle. If you would like to pursue professional opportunities in the field, the Parker Career Center can help you find high-quality internships.

Whether you take one economics class or complete all the requirements for a relevant major, you will set yourself apart for employers and graduate schools.

What You'll Learn

  • Courses touch on topics like:
  • Causes of Inflation and Unemployment
  • Economic Analysis & Forecasting
  • Financial Markets
  • Game Theory & Strategic Behavior
  • Monetary Policy
  • Theories of Economic Development

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Major

Understand how to find, interpret and communicate data to help businesses grow. Learn more about the BS in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.

Global Supply Chain Management Major

Gain the skills to optimize every step of the supply chain process, from the initial concept to the delivery of products, to help companies succeed. Learn more about the BS in Global Supply Chain Management.

Financial Information and Analysis Major

Graduate with a strong foundation and the practical know-how in financial management, investments and accounting. Learn more about the BS in Financial Information and Analysis.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Major

Acquire the tools to develop and grow a business venture by using your creativity, strategy and problem-solving skills. Learn more about the BS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Business Minor

Designed for students with a major outside of the Reh School of Business, this minor gives you a foundation in essential business concepts. Learn more about the minor in business.

Economics Minor

Infuse and broaden your studies with a general understanding of economic theories and applications. The economics minor is a hands-on complement to any major. Learn more about the minor in economics

Apply your knowledge in preparation for an economics-related career path. Various co-curricular and extracurricular activities help you build additional experience:

Clarkson has the resources of a big school with the friendliness of a small one, and I love the one-on-one time I can have with my mentors. Being in both the Math Department and the Reh School of Business has allowed me to experience all the classes that I love without having to compromise.

Mallory Scherff '25 BS in Mathematical Economics

Career Possibilities

From a broad angle, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 6-percent growth for economists between 2021 and 2031. Students majoring in an economics-rooted discipline start or work toward careers as a:

  • Accounting information systems designer
  • Business development specialist
  • Comptroller
  • Corporate financial planner
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Investment manager
  • Logistics analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Supply chain manager


Clarkson students majoring in an economics-related field have gone on to many organizations, including careers with:

  • AXA US
  • Ayco
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Car Fresher Corporation
  • Cigna
  • Dumele
  • IBM
  • MVP Health Care
  • Odessa
  • Shiseido America
  • Spectrum

Graduate Schools

Many of our graduates choose to pursue advanced degree programs. Many have pursued graduate degrees through Coulter School of Engineering or Reh School of Business programs or Clarkson's other graduate programs. Other graduate schools where our students have recently enrolled include:

  • Duke University
  • New York University
  • Boston College
  • University of Michigan
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • IESEG School of Management

Contact Us 

Reh School of Business
Phone: 315-268-6613

Interested in learning more about studying economics at Clarkson? Contact the Reh School of Business today with your questions.

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David D. Reh School of Business

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