Grasp how changing economic and social practices shape the world’s marketplaces by studying Markets and Culture – one of SMU’s newest majors. The dynamics of markets and the factors influencing production, distribution and consumption in the United States and globally are examined from many perspectives. Multidisciplinary in scope, the major brings insights from accounting, anthropology, computer science, economics, English, foreign languages, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
The new curriculum features coursework that fosters innovative thinking while students learn basic skills in accounting, data base management, and business writing. Knowledge gained provides powerful ammunition to understand the economic and cultural complexities of globalization and to succeed in an ever-evolving transnational world. Majors in Markets and Culture can pursue a double major or minor in a wide variety of disciplines, such as economics, international studies, business, foreign languages, history, English, anthropology, political science, psychology, and sociology.
With faculty from many disciplines—including sociology, accounting, anthropology, computer science, economics, English, foreign languages, history, political science, psychology, and statistics—Markets and Culture majors benefit from a variety of viewpoints and experiences. Classes are small enough to provide personal attention as well as opportunities to be involved in hands-on research.
"I'm in Singapore, working on a floor with contractors that represent over 12 countries...If the Markets and Culture major was built for any job, it would be what I am doing now -- Accounting, Data Management, Language, Statistics, and of course the core curriculum related to sociology/cultural underpinnings of business interactions -- pretty cool."
~ Matt Khoury, Class of 2010
"Overall, I feel Markets and Culture offered me such a well-rounded major. After graduating it was easy for me to tailor my resume to whatever job I wanted. When I Interviewed for my job in the United Kingdom, the Global International VP summed up how great the major was by noting that the most important thing in international business is to fully understand cultural differences. Needless to say, I got the job!"
~ R. Marie Grove, Class of 2006, Public Relations Manager, Sequel