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Economics Major Returning to Emmanuel for Fall 2016

Current and prospective Emmanuel students as well as faculty are pleased that Economics will return as a major in Fall 2016. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a 14 percent expected growth for employment of economics related careers between 2012-2022. This positive outlook of economics related careers is one of the reasons why students and faculty have suggested the major return to Emmanuel. 

Students graduating with an economics degree may pursue careers in health care, financial consulting and/or marketing, politics, and government work. 

Several Emmanuel faculty members have worked to reinstate the major because they feel economics is a brilliant course of study that helps you understand our ever changing economy and society.

Rebecca Moryl, Assistant Professor of Economics, spoke about her and Dr. Shuyi Jiang’s work with the Department of Business and Economics. 

“We have been working in the classrooms, through research opportunities, and campus events to share our passion for economics. Those efforts led to an increase in students declaring individualized majors in economics, which influenced our decision that it was time to bring the major back.” said Moryl.

Economics is a valuable addition to liberal arts school such as Emmanuel. Of the six Colleges of the Fenway Consortium, Emmanuel and Simmons offer economics as a major. Having more more courses to choose from through cross registration at Simmons allows students to take courses suited to their concentration. 

Emmanuel will also introduce two new courses, Economic View of the World and a new course in Urban Economics. The Urban Economics course is significant to Boston because it will focus on the particular reasons why people live and work in cities, as well as the particular challenges and economic realities that exist in the urban environment. 

Not only does the job market look great for economics majors, but the skills obtained from studying economics can be transferable into countless aspects of life. 

Moryl finds that, “Studying economics really trains a brain to think critically and to develop analytical tools which are valued in the professional world as well as making and satisfying a curious mind.”

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