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Students enrolled in the Economics program at Roger Williams University graduate prepared for careers in the financial sector, the corporate sector and various levels of government. The study of economics enables students to understand national and world economies, while developing analytical and problem-solving techniques. Economics students will learn a broad range of analytical, quantitative and communication skills that are useful in many different occupations in management, finance, banking, public administration, non-profit organizations, law and community service.

The Economics program at RWU stands apart from the competition. RWU offers both B.A. (liberal arts) and B.S. (business-oriented) degrees in Economics, including opportunities for student-faculty research. Former students have received funding to present their research at regional, national and international conferences. Unlike larger universities where research is reserved for graduate students, RWU encourages undergraduate research and publishing. In fact a faculty-student collaboration, "The Political Economy of American Indian Allotment Revisited," was recently published in the Journal of Business & Economics Research. RWU Economics students recently were recognized with an award for the best research paper at the International Applied Business Research Conference in Cancun, Mexico.