Robins School of Business
1 Gateway Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173
Bob Schmidt, Ph.D.
An economic way of thinking is valuable in many fields of interest to our students. Some economics majors pursue a Ph.D. in economics while others pursue graduate work in business or law. Students in this major pursue various career paths after graduation, including management consulting, financial services, forecasting and insurance.
The curriculum includes course sequences in the core economic theory, business economics, international economics, public policy and quantitative economics, providing additional opportunities for in-depth study within the economics major, minor, or concentration. The senior capstone experience sharpens written communication skills by utilizing theoretical and applied economic models from previous courses in a substantial research project.
However students choose to customize their study of economics, they leave the program with a keen understanding of the global implications of economic activity and policy and a mastery of the analytical and decision-making skills that drive them.