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Economics and Accounting

Accounting: Major
Economics: Major 

Through small class sizes, one-on-one interaction, and practical application, Holy Cross students in the economics and accounting department learn the tools necessary to interpret the fascinating and intricate workings of the local, national and international economy (economics) and how financial information is developed for and used by decision makers in the economy (accounting). 


The economics and accounting department has 20 full-time faculty members, making it one of the largest among liberal arts colleges. Faculty are dedicated teachers and scholars who work closely with students to teach them invaluable tools — how to think, problem solve and critically look at issues. Students can select from either a major in economics or accounting, both of which are very popular on campus. (Students cannot major in both.) The department also has a select honors program. Accounting majors receive a unique opportunity to complete a program in accounting within the environment of one of the country's leading liberal arts institutions. 

Program Highlights

In addition to core principle classes in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and accounting, students can learn about:
  • economics of war and peace 
  • sports economics
  • econometrics
  • corporation finance
  • environmental economics
  • government and nonprofit accounting
  • taxation
  • economics of the arts
  • accounting information systems
  • operations research
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Holy Cross is one of the few liberal arts colleges in the country that offers an accounting major.
Numerous opportunities exist for students to work with professors on research or to conduct independent research.
Honors program participants gain valuable experience in research, writing, and public speaking.

Economics and Accounting News

Ten Students and Recent Alumni Receive Prestigious Grants and Scholarships

Jun 18, 2018

This spring, College of the Holy Cross students and alumni have won an impressive array of awards from prestigious organizations, including the Fulbright Program, Critical Language Scholarship and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. These accolades speak to the curiosity, intellect and …


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