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.


To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the economics department is able to assist you remotely Monday-Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. Call us at 607-753-4109 or email us. We are also open for limited in-person assistance from 9am-1pm. Please find additional information below.


Contact: Patrick McLorn


Phone: 607-753-4109

WebEx: Connect with us via WebEx from 2pm-4:30pm or make an appointment.

Cortland offers virtual, SUNY-wide study abroad

June 30, 2020
From a distance, students will help Israel bloom its desert economy.

Economics with a female face

May 19, 2020
Cortland’s department models multiculturalism and diversity.

Economics to be big March topic

March 6, 2020
Visiting speakers will delve into the money woes of ordinary and poor people. SCOTT FERGUSON TALK CANCELLED

SUNY Cortland hosting Black liberation activists

Febr. 14, 2020
Members of the Black Panther Party will speak on their experiences on Feb. 17.

Bernie Sanders’ economic advisor to speak

Febr. 11, 2020
Economist Stephanie Kelton will discuss modern monetary theory.