Major in Economics

Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Economics Major


Utica College's business and economics faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarly accomplishments as well as for their real-world business experience. Collectively they represent a wide range of expertise and research interests, including health care financing, public school aid formulas, banking, and managing change.

At the same time, at Utica College, teaching is the faculty's first priority. Small classes provide opportunities for close interaction between and among faculty and students, and the relationships students form with their professors often last a lifetime.

The overwhelming majority of faculty are doctorally trained; several additionally hold an M.B.A. Faculty regularly share their expertise by serving as members of professional organizations, presenting at scholarly conferences, and consulting with local businesses and government agencies. These connections help faculty develop internship opportunities for students, and also serve as networking resources for UC graduates seeking employment.

The faculty's scholarly accomplishments, professional experiences, and academic credentials combine to provide students majoring in business and economics programs with a dynamic and fulfilling learning experience both inside and outside the classroom.

Glen A. Hansen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting

Associate Professor of Accounting
Phone: (315) 792-3372
Office: 181 Genesse Street, Suite 508


Glen Hansen, Associate Professor of Accounting and coordinator of the Accounting Program, received his Ph.D. in Business Administration and MS in Applied Economics from the University of Rochester. He also received an MBA and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. Glen has previously taught finance, accounting, and statistics at Brigham Young University, the University of Rochester, Penn State University, Baruch College and Hunter College. He has worked in the financial industry designing accounting-based investment strategies for Ziff Brothers Investments, Battenkill Asset Management, and Morgan Stanley and continues to provide investment consulting for hedge funds. He currently sits on the Faculty Affairs committee and is a member of the Business Department Business Leadership team.

Professor Hansen has published finance and accounting articles in several international journals and a book chapter in the “Handbook of security analyst forecasting and asset allocation”. His recent publications are:

Hansen G., (2015), “Predicting Loan Loss Provisions by Including Loan Type Characteristics”, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Volume 9(2), p. 53-67.

Hansen G., (2015), “Managerial Discretion over Loan Loss Reserves during the Global Financial Crisis”, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Volume 9(1), p. 51-61.

His current research focuses on how managers use their discretion to influence accounting earnings and other financial statement accounts. Recently he has applied this research primarily in the banking industry.


Rick Fenner, Ph.D.
Chair, Economics and Finance
123 DePerno Hall

(315) 792-3112
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