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. 

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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 Produces Record Number of Fulbright Scholars
Fourteen recent graduates from the College of the Holy Cross have been awarded Fulbright grants to work and teach abroad during the 2013-14 academic year. This marks a record high number of Fulbrights awarded in a single year for the …
Alumni Go Above and Beyond to Ensure Summer Internship for Student
Holy Cross’ Summer Internship Program (SIP) is highly competitive and provides exceptional Holy Cross sophomores and juniors with real-world work experience. The internships are developed through a dedicated network of Holy Cross alumni, parents, and friends, whose resourcefulness was recently …
Three Holy Cross Juniors to Compete in National Business Ethics Competition
In February, three student teams competed for the opportunity to represent the College of the Holy Cross at the Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition from May 9-10 in San Diego, Calif. Originating in 1989, the competition is the nation’s oldest …