The mission of the department of economics and business is to develop leaders within the framework of the unique Virginia Military Institute mission by offering a rigorous and challenging liberal arts curriculum based on a solid foundation in economic theory, quantitative methods, and management-specific knowledge and skills.
The curriculum in economics and business leads to the bachelor of arts degree. The major is designed to provide an understanding of the economic system and the function of business enterprise in the economy. It includes many courses common to other liberal arts curricula, with the aim of developing the cadet's ability to think critically about society's economic issues. In particular, the curriculum features an emphasis on developing analytical tools and methods of both public economic policy and business decision making.
A degree from Virginia Military Institute, department of economics and business, can prepare students for almost any leadership position in the 21st century. Our graduates are well prepared to take on careers in finance, management, marketing, investment, banking, or the military.