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Global Center for Business and Economic Policy

Catholic University’s location in the heart of Washington, D.C., is ideal for students who are interested in economic policy, international business, entrepreneurship, and development. The capital region offers internship and career opportunities at major companies, fast-growing start-ups, government agencies, and non-profits. 

Washington, D.C., also ranks first on the list of best cities for recent college graduates, according to a recent study by The Atlantic. 


Some Financial and Economic Institutions in D.C.

DC FInancial InstitutionsIf you are interested in economic policy, Washington, D.C., is the place to be. Internship opportunities are available at all of these institutions for qualified undergraduate and/or graduate students.

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of Labor

Federal Reserve Board

Securities and Exchange Commission

International Monetary Fund

The World Bank

World Trade Organization

Inter-American Development Bank

International Finance Corporation

Economic Development Administration


5 Facts about Business in the D.C. Area

  1. Home to 20 Fortune 500 company headquarters—10% of the national total and more than any other major metropolitan area.
  2. Added 276,300 jobs between 2001 and 2011, and boasted a 23.1% growth in business and professional services.
  3. Remained the #1 U.S. real estate market for three consecutive years.
  4. Median household income is 20% higher than that of any other major metropolitan region.
  5. Second only to the San Francisco/San Jose area for its percentage of female executives.

 Sources: Greater Washington Board of Trade, 2013 Regional Report

Student Profile

Harrington profile 

CUA was my ultimate college selection as a result of the small class sizes, which would allow for a more academically rigorous college experience. Plus, CUA's fantastic location in D.C. still maintains a true campus feel.Kathleen Harrington