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

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.

Book Club to unwind 'Braiding Sweetgrass'

Oct. 23, 2023
The Oct. 25 discussion continues the university’s year-long focus on “Food.”

SUNY Cortland’s 2023-24 intellectual theme is ‘Food’

Aug. 29, 2023
Students will be served generous helpings of lively academic discussion on this timely topic.

Burke named Distinguished Teaching Professor

April 27, 2023
Kathleen Burke of the Economics Department is recognized for exceptional instruction.