The Economic Analysis Program prepares students for a variety of careers by learning how to analyze regulations, business decisions, and government policy. Students have a well-rounded experience with quantitative data and market analysis tools. Courses in economics lead to an understanding of business, politics, markets and the global economy.
You’ll learn to gather, organize, and interpret data. You will develop models to forecast the impacts of business and policy decisions. Communication skills are required to translate complex findings for business and policy professionals. Economic principles can be applied across disciplinary boundaries to generate innovative and integrative solutions.
In addition to the Economics Core, students complete non-economics courses from one of four interdisciplinary areas: analytical and quantitative, behavior, history of thought, or policy. A second major or minor is required.
Economics is highly regarded by graduate schools as well as employers in both the public and private sector. Both are looking for students with analysis and research skills and critical thinking and writing ability. Courses in economics develop proficiency in these areas, along with an understanding of business, politics, markets and the global economy.
Career opportunities include market research analyst, credit analyst, financial analyst, compensation and benefits manager, and data scientist.