The major in economics builds on the 9-hour requirement of economics taken by all business students and focuses on the behavior of both large and small decision-making units. It provides the student with problem-solving and data-gathering skills to make informed decisions in a variety of settings (e.g., business, government, and nonprofit) and for a variety of job responsibilities, from an entry-level position in a management training program, on the one hand, to a CEO of a corporation, on the other. A student with a major in economics may enter many professions, including financial services, government, journalism, banking, and general business. Further, economics provides a useful background for students wishing to do graduate work in business administration, international relations, public policy, law, and economics.
Economics Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to:
- Determine how market structure affects market prices, quantities, and profitability
- Investigate the relationship of the international economy to the domestic economy, including the role of exchange rates
- Use econometric techniques to estimate underlying relationships in economic models and interpret the results