Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Economics at Manchester University is to create a learning environment to prepare students to become professionals and citizens capable of critical thinking and independent analysis. While providing a firm foundation in economic theory, we also place a great emphasis on developing skills, such as critical thinking, that transfer across disciplines and enhance the marketability of our students. Our students are prepared to be successful in graduate school, the private sector, the nonprofit sector, or in a variety of government jobs. Given the rapid changes occurring in our economy, our primary goal is to help the student develop skills that will allow them to successfully adapt to these changes.
Graduates of our program should be able to:
- Think, reason, and draw conclusions based on economic theory and empirical evidence.
- Apply the tools of economic analysis to conduct research and evaluate the research of others.
- Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.
- Develop an understanding of the role of economics within a broader ethical, global, and environmentally responsible context.