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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you please describe the Economics Program in under 100 words?

Economics is a quantitative, policy-oriented social science which studies human behavior at its core. Economic principles describe the process through which societies use scarce resources to achieve societal goals and predict the consequences of changes in those processes. Theoretical models, understanding behavior of decision-makers such as consumers, businesses and policy-making institutions, and data analysis embody this field. While the study of economics can lead to many interesting career choices in finance, banking, law, government, and technology firms, the discipline increasingly offers many more potential career paths as highlighted in this video produced by the American Economic Association.

Why is Rhode Island College a good choice for studying Economics?

Our economics curriculum is designed to build on theoretical foundations of economics and applications of theory to various topics. Our flexible curriculum allows students to double major or minor in other disciplines. A small class size in economics courses promotes a high level of faculty-student interaction. All students conduct research in a senior thesis, which is a requirement for graduation.

Can you please describe the Finance Program in under 100 words?

The finance program at RIC helps students develop a firm understanding of the theoretical and practical issues in finance and guides them to become competent in using the quantitative tools of modern finance together with analytical thinking that lead to sound financial decisions. Finance is dynamic, exciting, and spans a wide array of applications extending from personal finance decisions such as those involving student loans and mortgages, to corporate finance decisions such as project analysis and mergers, to investment decisions such as valuation of securities and portfolio management. RIC finance graduates are equipped to excel in this vast spectrum.

Why is Rhode Island College a good choice for studying Finance?

If you’d like to get a top notch finance degree from an IACBE accredited, CFA Institute Affiliated, and Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner institution with expert faculty who also bring professional experience and practical relevance to the classroom, all at an affordable tuition, there is no place like Rhode Island College.

What are some career options for students majoring in Economics or Finance?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the Occupational Outlook Handbook which contains some career paths for Economics and Finance Students. 

For economists, this is a video produced by the American Economic Association highlighting careers in economics.

For finance related careers, visit this webpage to learn more.

Here are some other links for careers in finance:

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Page last updated: January 04, 2021