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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Economics and Business is to serve the Bronx and surrounding region by providing the highest quality education in business, economics and accounting, and also educating our students to become successful and socially responsible leaders in an academic environment that embraces diversity and fosters personal growth and development.

From the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Economics and Business!

Professor Dene HurleyWith over 1,400 undergraduate majors, this department is one of the largest at Lehman College. It encompasses studies in Economics, Accounting and Business, offering five undergraduate degrees in Economics (B.A. in Economics, B.A. in Economics and Mathematics), Accounting (B.S. in Accounting, B.A. in Accounting) and Business Administration (Bachelor in Business Administration). In addition, Master of Science degrees in Accounting and in Business are offered with concentration options in finance and human resources management. Our courses prepare students for careers as economists, accountants, entrepreneurs, managers and administrators of private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. Our four bachelor's degrees ranks number one as the most affordable bachelor's degree according to, an independent college search and rankings site that centers on unique and affordable offerings within higher education.

For matriculating students, full time departmental academic advisors are available to guide them for successful completion of their degree programs. Students are also encouraged to visit the Career Services Center at Lehman College for internship and career opportunities.

Most of our faculty have applied work experience in their fields of study, regularly publish their research in peer-reviewed journals, and present their findings at professional conferences. This presents many opportunities for students to participate in scholarly research with the faculty. As the department continues to grow and expand, this Fall 2017, we welcome two new Assistant Professors to our department -- Richard Lahijani and Sean Stein Smith -- both of them will be teaching and advising students in Accounting. Their bios are posted under our Department News along with our semi-annual Departmental of Economics and Business Newsletter.

Dene Hurley