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. 

Economics & Accounting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

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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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Accounting Major

Holy Cross is one of the few liberal arts colleges in the country that offers an accounting major.

Research

Numerous opportunities exist for students to work with professors on research or to conduct independent research.

Honors Program

Honors program participants gain valuable experience in research, writing, and public speaking.

Economics and Accounting News

Holy Cross Bestows 2021 Sanctae Crucis Awards
When asked about their 2021 Sanctae Crucis Award ahead of the virtual celebration on May 4, 2021, each honoree offered a variation of the above. In every interview, they expressed surprise and humility, citing the family, friends, colleagues and fellow …
Victor Matheson, professor of economics. Photo by Tom Rettig
The Olympics Should Find a Permanent Home, Says Holy Cross Economics Professor
Should the Olympics find a permanent home instead of moving from one host city to another? Teen Vogue recently sought the insight of Victor Matheson, professor of economics at Holy Cross and a renowned sports economist, on this issue.  Matheson, who co-authored a …
campus beauty shot . photo by Avanell Chang
Ten Holy Cross Faculty Members Receive Grants for COVID-Related Research
Holy Cross’ Committee on Faculty Scholarship, along with the Office of Sponsored Research, has awarded more than $26,000 in research grants to 10 faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines for nine projects designed to explore issues related to …