Economics and Management
A Wells student majoring in economics and management is introduced to the fundamental mechanisms of how an economy works.
Individual and business decision-making is presented in a domestic and international context. The student may focus studies on either economics or management, although the two concentrations share some common course work. Students who choose either concentration may, if they wish, emphasize quantitative methods by taking a minor in mathematics or computer science.
Understanding the structure and function of economic systems allows for intelligent assessment for their strengths and weaknesses. Utilizing theoretical and functional approaches, students begin to understand the problems and policies for each.
Being an effective and appropriate manager takes more than intuition. Students will learn concepts and techniques needed to make appropriate administrative decisions and the economic and organizational contexts in which management decisions are made.
Wells Economics and Management faculty includes:
- Kent Klitgaard, Professor of Economics
- Matthew McCabe, Lecturer in Business and Management
- Muin Uddin, Professor of Economics
The following is a sample of internships in the economics and management area held by Wells students in recent years:
- The Bank of New York, New York, NY
- Constellation Brands, Canandaigua, NY
- LiquidFIRE Productions, San Francisco, CA
- Finger Lakes Boating Museum, Penn Yan, NY
Additional Program Options
Majors are encouraged to participate in the Wells Corporate Affiliates program— an innovative partnership between business and higher education. Students hold upper-level internships in top corporations; learn investment strategies with a student-managed financial portfolio currently valued at over $350,000, and benefit from the knowledge of corporate guest lectures.