Department of Economics Mission Statement and Vision

The primary mission of the Department of Economics at University of Detroit Mercy is to provide a high-quality education in economics and financial economics to future leaders of industry, government and civil society.

At the core of our education is a commitment to academic excellence and lifelong learning. Our vision is the preparation of students capable of critical thinking and independent analysis for living their lives of responsibility, leadership and service. The faculty members in the Department of Economics emphasize excellence in teaching through continuous professional development and high-quality scholarship.

Strategic Goals

  1. To ensure that our students have the integrative and critical thinking skills as well as quantitative and qualitative abilities to analyze complex domestic economic, social and global problems.
  2. To ascertain that our students have the necessary interpersonal, communication and leadership skills so that they can function as responsible citizens and effective leaders.
  3. To create a collaborative teaching, learning and research environment that emphasizes social responsibility, ethical decision-making and a global perspective.
  4. To create a community of teacher-scholars and students who are actively engaged with each other and the world.

Features and Benefits

  1. Emphasizes excellent teaching;
  2. Keeps class sizes small and personal;
  3. Delivers both on-site and fully online programs;
  4. Supports the student run Economics Club;
  5. Demonstrates competency through continuous professional development and research;
  6. Provides a solid foundation in economic theory and applied economics, qualitative and quantitative preparation, international and comparative economics, banking and fiscal policies; and
  7. Provides a rigorous program of study at the master's level while preparing students for doctoral work.