The Economics Department offers undergraduate and graduate courses designed to communicate exciting developments and equip students with contemporary skills that are applicable to the private and public sectors as well as for further studies. In accordance with the Jesuit tradition—the department focuses on developing students into men and women of conscience, competence, commitment and compassion, responsive to the needs of the larger community of Mindanao, the country and the world. The department aims to provide excellent delivery of instruction not only in the economic aspect but also in terms of the current and emerging local, national, and international issues; provide curricula with the basic to advanced theoretical knowledge in the areas with economics that promote critical thinking skills and enhance decision making abilities to help students become productive and well-informed citizens; and increase faculty research that will create and disseminate new knowledge, develop quality-teaching skills, maintain high professional standards, and actively serve the university community.