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 course work 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 Minor [ECO]
  • Management Minor [MGT]
  • Political Economy and Public Policy Minor [PEPP]

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Non-traditional Students Tell Their Stories

Five students shared their unique experiences during Non-Traditional Students Week.

West Ably Balances Family, Classes

The business economics major is equal parts mother and student.

Cortland Hosts Statewide College Sustainability Conference

Comedy and climate will combine on campus Nov. 15-16 for the 2017 State of New York Sustainability Conference.

SUNY Cortland Advances to College Fed Challenge Semifinals

A team of 10 students presented in New York City in October.


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