SU Business School Ranks #1 in Macroeconomics

By Barbara Hauke
Photo Credit: Chris J. Taylor

Bloomberg BusinessWeek announced today that Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics ranked #1 in the nation as the best undergraduate macroeconomics program. The ranking is based on student survey responses that rank specialty areas. It was previously announced that Albers ranked #3 in sustainability in the same survey.

“We are honored to be recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek for the strength of our undergraduate economics program,” said Joseph Phillips, dean of Albers. “The ranking speaks to the value of having our economics program within the business school when it frequently is not. It also speaks to the academic excellence of Albers and Seattle University.”

Albers offers a rigorous macroeconomics curriculum that focuses on theory and its application. The school also offers courses in applying macro models to economic growth, forecasting business conditions and a variety of courses in financial markets.

Students help organize and attend panel discussions on campus related to current economic events, such as the Great Recession, regional transportation policy, economic forecasting and, most recently, the global debt crisis. 

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