The mission of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is to create new knowledge through the research of faculty and to convey knowledge to students through undergraduate and graduate programs. By doing so, we give our students the tools they need to be successful in their careers and to be effective citizens. Further, because we serve a diverse student body, we strive to maintain a culture of inclusion so as to provide the highest quality educational experience possible.

At the BA/BS level, this training is aimed at critically and objectively analyzing issues related to the economy, business, public policy and society. The graduate M.A. program in economics seeks to provide rigorous training in economic theory, the application of economic theory to real world phenomena, as well as build research skills to prepare students for professional careers and graduate school.

Finally, through the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship we serve as a resource to the community through applied scholarship and outreach programs.