Economics is the study of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It recognizes that, since resources are limited, individuals face tradeoffs when making decisions. Economists employ mathematical models to generate hypotheses and statistical methods to analyze data on a wide range of topics.

As a business field and social science, economics provides a solid foundation for a wide variety of careers in the private and public sectors. Economics majors work as financial analysts, accountants, controllers, project managers, business analysts, bankers, business process consultants, policy analysts, and regulators. Many companies employ economists to forecast demand and analyze market data. In the financial sector, economists assess risk and evaluate clients. Public economists estimate the effects of regulations and project future tax revenues. International organizations hire economists to assist with development projects. The career prospects are as wide as the discipline itself.

The Department of Economics at Florida Atlantic University offers undergraduate and graduate programs. Our distinguished faculty members emphasize the study and application of economic theory.

Business and Economics Polling Initiative

The Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) at Florida Atlantic University conducts surveys on business, economic, political, and social issues with main focus on Hispanic attitudes and opinions at regional, state and national levels.... more

Center for economic education

The FAU Center for Economic Education aims to provide area educators access to new and innovative ways to teach economics in the K-12 classroom.... more

Careers in Economics

The economics major provides relevant training for a wide variety of careers. Most economists focus on the practical application of economics in both the private and government sectors.... more

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Department of Economics

Dr. Steven B. Caudill, Chair
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton,
FL 33431, email:
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Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

Proud member of AACSB, the premier accreditation agency for business schools.

Princeton Review Entrepreneur

Top-50 in Entrepreneurship

Ranked #37 (ugrad.) and #41 (grad.) in 2021 according to The Princeton Review.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

#11 (U.S.) and #1 (Florida) in the Financial Times rankings.

Best International Business

Best International Business

#22 for Best International Business Ugrad. Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2021.

Best Undergraduate Business

Best Undergraduate Business

Ranked Among the Best Undergraduate Business Programs in 2021.

Best Online Bachelor's in Business

Best Online Bachelor's in Business

#27 for Best Online Bachelor's in Business Programs in 2021.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online Grad. Business

Ranked Among the Best Online Master's Business Programs (non-MBA) in 2021.

Online MBA programs

Best Online MBA

Ranked Among the Best Online MBA Programs in 2021.

Online Veterans MBA

Best Online MBA - Veterans

Ranked Among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans in 2021.

Online Veterans

Best Online Grad Veterans

#19 for Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA) in 2020.

Sport Interantional Ranking

Best MBA in Sport Management Program

Top-20 in the world according to SportBusiness.