The study of Economics and Business at Saint Anselm is tailored to your particular interests, and prepares you to think, and act in the dynamic business world. Our department offers six distinct majors:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

Accounting Major

1.   Apply, analyze, summarize and explain accounting concepts.
2.   Prepare and evaluate financial statements and an individual federal tax return.
3.   Understanding of the legal and ethical environment of the accounting profession and the ability to evaluate legal and ethical dilemmas in keeping with professional standards and moral values.

Business Major

1.   Identify and evaluate domestic and international economic systems; cultures; legal systems; political structures; infrastructures; and regulatory frameworks and how each may shape and/or constrain accounting, finance, human resources and marketing business function strategies.
2.   Analyze and/or implement accounting, finance, human resources and marketing functional strategies and policies that respond to an organization’s current internal and external business environments.
3.   Recognize and/or develop global strategies that align and integrate all functional areas toward an overall organizational strategy that considers pertinent ethical issues.

Economics Major

1.   Develop an understanding of, and ability to use “the economic way of thinking”; weighing costs and benefits at the margin.
2.   Develop an understanding of how markets and the economy function and where they may fail.
3.   Develop an understanding of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory.
4.   Be proficient in the use of fundamental economic tools, including basic data analysis, statistics and graphical analysis.
5.   Be able to apply these tools to examine macroeconomic policy questions (e.g. regarding fiscal and monetary policy).
6.   Be able to apply these tools to microeconomic policy questions (e.g. regarding the environment; labor, & sports markets, and markets where competition is ineffective).
7.   Understand and be able to explain competing economic philosophies regarding public policy corrective actions over markets and the economy.

Finance Major

1.   Develop a broad understanding of financial theories and tools and the application therein to the field of financial management.
2.   Analyze and evaluate financial statements to make sound inferences regarding financial stability.
3.   Understand the role of domestic and international financial institutions in the global economy and financial markets.
4.   Apply the tools of financial analysis and decision making to portfolio management.
5.   Effectively communicate, in both oral and written form, the financial decision making process.
6.   Develop an appreciation and awareness of the ethical financial decision making.

International Business Major

  1. Understand the interconnectedness among businesses, governments, and organizations across the world, and provide theoretical and applied frameworks to understand the pillars of a globalized planet.
  2. Identify and evaluate socio-cultural, economic, political, and technological forces that shape the global economy and the complexities businesses face when expanding abroad.
  3. Identify and explain how international economic systems; cultures; legal systems; political structures; infrastructures; and regulatory frameworks shape and/or constrain international management, finance, human resources and marketing business function strategies.
  4. Analyze and develop global strategies that align and integrate all functional areas toward an overall organizational international strategy that considers pertinent ethical issues.

Marketing Major

1.  Understand key marketing concepts, including segmentation, target marketing, and the marketing mix variables.
2.  Develop knowledge of general strategic marketing frameworks.
3.  Recognize the interrelated nature of marketing with other business disciplines.
4.  Understand the specific qualitative and quantitative analysis methods utilized in marketing.
5.  Develop the ability to solve marketing-related problems.
6.  Develop communication and presentation skills, both verbally and written, to effectively communicate in an organizational setting.
7.  Be able to recognize and evaluate ethical dilemmas in marketing.
8.  Understand the complexities of multicultural and global marketing.
9.  Understand the ways in which marketing influences, and is influenced by, the broader society in which it takes place.

We also offer an interdisciplinary minor, human relations and work, as well as two combined majors, computer science with business, or mathematics with economics. In addition to specialized courses and enriching internship placements, all students study "financial accounting," "statistics," "principles of economics: micro," and "principles of economics: macro."

The department also offers minors in Accounting and Economics.

Our faculty will work with you to identify and pursue opportunities that interest you. Whether you are studying accounting, and applying your coursework in the Bloomberg Room, or joining classmates on an international business trip to China, you will find a program that challenges you to think on your feet, and adapt to the ever-changing global marketplace.

Student Opportunities

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon - Gamma Chapter

    Omicron Delta Epsilon is an International Economics Society. The following are the objectives of this society: first and foremost is the recognition of scholastic attainment in economics; second is the recognition of outstanding economists at all levels; third is the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty within the college. Qualifications for membership include a scholastic average of "B" or better, overall and within coursework in economics. Students must have a genuine interest in economics, demonstrated by either a major or minor in economics.

  • Sigma Beta Delta - Saint Anselm College Chapter

    Sigma Beta Delta is an International Honor Society for students in business, management, and marketing. The mission of Sigma Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvements and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. To be eligible for the society a student must be in the top 20% of the graduating class and major in Accounting, Business, International Business or Finance.

  • The Bloomberg Trading Room

    Receive up-to-the-minute information on the world financial markets in a real-world trading environment as you utilize our Bloomberg terminal in the trading room. A state-of-the-art system, housed within the Economics and Business Department, the Bloomberg Trading Room offers our students a competitive advantage in the classroom, and on the job by exposing you to a trading environment meant to simulate a stock broker's trading floor.

Internships, Careers, and Graduate Schools

  • Internships

    The purpose of the internship program is to provide the student with the opportunity to experience a practical work environment related to his/her academic career interests. All economics and business internships are administered through the Career Development Office.

  • Careers

    There are a wide variety of career paths that can be taken by students graduating with a degree in economics and business. All students study a core curriculum within the major, providing a strong cornerstone upon which to build your studies within your selected major. Combining your coursework with networking opportunities through business partnerships and Saint Anselm alumni, you will be well prepared to seek out jobs spanning the business world.

  • Graduate School

    In recent years, Saint Anselm graduates have been accepted at some of the best graduate schools in the United States and have been awarded scholarships, teaching assistantships, and research positions. The Office of Academic Advisement is available to assist your pursuit of graduate studies.