About Economics

Economics goes way beyond supply and demand. With an Economics degree at Muskingum University, you will learn fundamental concepts, and how to apply them to an ever-changing business environment. As a major or minor, you will have the opportunity to take interesting courses, as well as compete in national competitions.

Our faculty has varied and active research interests and teach courses varying from international trade to economics of health care.


The mission of the Economics, Accounting and Business Department is to help produce well-rounded members of the business community who understand the necessity of profit balanced by the constraints of ethical conduct, legal behavior, and risk.  All majors in our Department (Economics, Accounting, Accounting-Public, Business Management, Marketing, Sport Administration) are designed to provide the tools necessary for our graduates to succeed in both the world of commerce and in graduate degree programs.  We seek to challenge our students to objectively analyze economic circumstances, to construct feasible and ethical alternatives, and to make appropriate decisions that balance the welfare of the firm with the overall impact on society.

The Economics, Accounting and Business Department mission supports the mission of Muskingum University by providing high quality academic programs in the context of a liberal arts education. We help develop whole persons who can think critically, behave ethically, and engage socially so that they may lead vocationally productive, personally satisfying, and socially responsible lives.

Program Learning Goals

Students will:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the core concepts with each of the foundational business disciplines; accounting, economics, finance, marketing and organizational management.
  • Learn how to use the economics toolbox to analyze data that will help recognize and solve problems.
  • Develop self-reflective practices in ourselves as well as in others. We can grow as people by being self-reflective, but we can also grow as members of work teams through this process.
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