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:
p: (561) 297-2617
office: KH (25) 141A

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Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #11 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online GRAD Business Programs

#37 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

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Best Online MBA Programs

FAU Business again ranked among the "Best Online MBA Programs" in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report.

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Best Online GRAD Veterans Programs

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

Online Veterans

Best Online Veterans MBA Programs

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked FAU Business among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."

Sport Interantional Ranking

Best MBA in Sport Management Program

The MBA in Sport Management program is among the top 20 postgraduate sports business programs in the world, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness.

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FAU Business ranks on The 30 Best Hospitality Programs in the U.S.

Best For Vets

Best For Veterans

FAU Business was named one of the top business schools in South Florida for veterans by Military Times. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."