Majors & Minors

Economics and Business

The Economics and Business Department encompasses the fields of Economics and Business. We provide students with a broad understanding of the nature of economic forces and the institutions that engage them.


Dirk W. Early, PhD

Professor and Chair



Dirk W. Early, PhD

Professor and Chair

You’ll examine the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services and how these forces impact financial markets, the value of the dollar, third world development, environmental policies, poverty and inequality, and more.

From leadership to ethics, management to productivity, and pricing to promotion, Economics and Business students can gain skills apply to a wide range of pursuits.


Featured Alumni Stories

Phuong-Hieu Nguyen ’14 and Marlin Brown ’89

Oceans away, SU still creates mighty connections

Recently, Phuong-Hieu Nguyen ’14, Associate at PwC in New York, NY, celebrated the value of the Southwestern University network during an encounter with fellow accounting alumnus Marlin Brown ’89 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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food for thought

Food for Thought

Alumni Spotlight: Julia Poplawsky ’10

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Alexandria Colurciello, Class of 2017, Represents Southwestern at Undergraduate Research Showcase at the Capitol

Senior’s work in public policy exemplifies SU student-led research.

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