Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance
The mission of the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance is to provide high quality education to the students at Baruch College and produce high quality research that advances the knowledge in the fields of Economics and Finance.
The department faculty of close to 100 full-time and part-time professors includes leading scholars and experienced and accomplished consultants and finance executives.
The history of academic achievements of the Department’s faculty includes the Nobel Prize in Economics that was awarded in 1990 to Harry Markowitz, who was a Professor of Finance at Baruch College at the time.
To prepare our students to compete in the global economy, the Department provides an extensive range of course offerings in a learning environment that fosters excellence.
The cutting-edge expertise of our faculty allows the Department to offer undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and executive programs awarding the full range of degrees in Economics and Finance: BBA in Economics, BA in Economics, BBA in Finance, MBA in Finance, MS in Finance, and PhD in Finance.
Our location in New York City, a global center of economics and finance, offers our students unparalleled opportunities to engage with the business and governmental communities. The Department maintains a close relationship with the financial business community allowing our undergraduate students to earn course credits in substantive internships at commercial and investment banks and other corporate partners.