Department of Economics and Business

Division of Economics and Business

Building leaders with the quantitative skills to make informed decisions and shape public policy.


Welcome to the Department of Economics and Business at Mines. This website is your portal to learning about who we are and our educational and research missions. Our department has a long and distinguished history, and we continue this tradition of excellence today. We emphasize applied work devoted to public policy, industry decision making, entrepreneurship and innovation, especially as they relate to minerals and materials, energy, the environment, and technology. Whether you’re contemplating joining us in our mission, or just searching for more information about our activities, welcome!



In 2024, the year of our 150th anniversary, we will celebrate Colorado School of Mines’ past, present and possibilities. By celebrating and supporting the Campaign for MINES@150 you will help elevate Mines to be an accessible, top-of-mind and first-choice for students, faculty, staff, recruiters and other external partners. When you give, you are ensuring Mines becomes even more distinctive and highly sought-after by future students, alumni, industry, and government partners over the next 150 years. We look forward to celebrating Mines’ sesquicentennial with you and recognizing the key role you play in making the MINES@150 vision a reality through your investments of time, talent and treasure.