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.

Dr. Candace T. Grant , Ph.D.

Professor of Practice MGT

Candace T. Grant, Ph.D.
Phone: (315) 223-2481
Office: 181 Genesse Street, Suite 502


Professor Grant is Associate Dean of Business Programs and Professor of Practice - Computers and Ethics. She currently sits on the Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee (AACC).

Professor Grant earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and her MBA and a Graduate Diploma in Knowledge Management from Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia. She received a PhD in Computer Ethics from De Montfort University in Leicester, England.

She has over twenty-five years of experience in using information and communications technology (ICT) to solve business problems, both in North America and Europe. She has managed projects in the telecommunications, retail, financial and government sectors that included business process redesign, software development, package implementation and training. She was part of a team that built a methodology knowledge base to support ICT professionals in implementing ICT solutions.

In the ten years since Professor Grant has moved to academia, she has developed and taught courses in:

  • professional ethics in an IT Management Degree program
  • managing information technology in a business management program
  • corporate ethics in an MBA program.
Her research interest include the ethical use of technology in business and has published the following:

  • Grant, C.T. & Grant, K.A. (2016) "Improving Moral Behaviour in the Business Use of ICT: The Potential of Positive Psychology", International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education, Volume 4 • Issue 2 • July-December 2016
  • Grant, C; “Successful Engagement of Undergraduate Information Technology Management Students in a Compulsory Course in Ethical Issues in IT in a Large Class Environment” accepted to Information Systems Education Journal, Summer 2009
  • Grant, K & Grant, C; “Developing a Model of Next Generation Knowledge Management”, Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, Volume 5, 2008


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

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