Economics Department

A comprehensive curriculum, distinctive learning opportunities and an accomplished dedicated faculty are among the many reasons for studying business economics or economics at SUNY Cortland.

Our business economics program offers coursework typical of a traditional business administration major, but with a much stronger foundation in economic theory and applied economics. You’ll be able to explore international trade and finance, economic development, money and banking, or environmental economics, plus interesting and timely topics related to government spending, globalization and the importance of politics and our economy.

Your classroom learning will be integrated with internships and other real-world experiences. You’ll also have opportunities to do research with faculty, such as examining the economic impact of the New York Jets summer training camp on Cortland County.

A Cortland economics degree offers ideal preparation for graduate or law school, or for a successful career in business, management, investing or public policy.

Economics Department News

CICC chooses “Air” as 2024-25 academic theme

May 14, 2024
Organizers seek ideas from the campus community for the coming year’s lectures and activities.

Braiding Sweetgrass author to speak

April 2, 2024
Robin Wall Kimmerer will bring both scientific knowledge and Indigenous wisdom to her April 12 talk on living as ecological citizens.

‘Harvest Week!’ culminates ‘Food’ series

March 19, 2024
Topping the week of April 8-12's activities is a talk by the ‘Braiding Sweetgrass' author.

Black History Month events continue

Feb. 20, 2024
The 2024 series of historical and cultural events runs through the end of February.  

'Braiding Sweetgrass' author to speak

Feb. 16, 2024
The talk highlights a ‘common read’ series this spring on Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book.