A thin line exists between classrooms of Fordham and the boardrooms of New York City's powerhouse financial, investment, and international banking firms. Fordham's economics faculty members tread both sides of that line, managing to build entire careers in both the academic and professional worlds.

The graduate economics faculty at Fordham brings to the classrooms expertise in areas such as economic development, finance, international economics, and monetary economics.

The economics faculty, who prepare students for careers as financial analysts, economists, executives in multinational business and banking, as well as international public administration, are the same men and women who advise and consult with the major global players in those fields -- the United Nations, the World Bank, Citibank, just to name a few -- and who can list among their publishing credits the best-selling textbook on international economics in the world.

Students at Fordham have direct access to these scholar-professionals as expert lecturers and mentors. Some economics students participate in New York City's challenging summer internships -- where they encounter many active Fordham alumni -- and make a fast start in creating future careers on Wall Street, in the banking industry, or in a variety of international financial institutions.