The Department of Economics contributes to the teaching mission of the University through the provision of economics modules in a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In addition to the major option in Economics offered to students on the Bachelor of Business Studies Degrees (BBS) and the Bachelor of Arts in International Business, Bachelor of Arts in International Business the Department also offers minor options in Globalisation - An Economic Perspective and Quantitative Analysis for Business.
Economics is a core subject on a number of degree programmes at UL including the General BA (Economics Pathway).
The Department of Economics introduced a new MSc. in Economics and Policy Analysis programme that started in 2012 which has already proven very successful. Graduates from the programme have gone on to work in the Central Bank of Ireland, the Central Statistics Office and a wide variety of private financial institutions.
The Department also has responsibility for tourism studies at UL, which includes the administration of the MA in International Tourism run jointly with the National Centre for Tourism Policy Studies. Faculty also teach on the Corporate MBA.