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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 Department News

Dowd Gallery opens with exhibition titled “Runaway”

Aug. 26, 2022
Queens artist Beth Livensperger explores interactions between labor and public space.

Alum entrepreneur champions food, inclusive fitness

July 19, 2022
Food and inclusive fitness have led Angelica Ford ’17 to become a serial entrepreneur.

SUNY Cortland stickmen conquer snowdrifts

March 21, 2022
By helping out during a blizzard, two lacrosse players unintentionally inspired an alumni gift.

Students model European Union

Feb. 8, 2022
SUNY Cortland students gained diplomatic skills in a second year of virtual Model EU.

Simulation focuses on global refugee crisis

Oct. 12, 2021
Reservations now open for “On the Move: Populations in Crisis,” planned for Wednesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct. 14.