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Careers in Economics

Why would I want an Economics degree?
Economics confronts some of the most compelling contemporary issues such as globalization, jobs, inflation, poverty, growth, and pollution.  USI BusAn economics major has the advantage of being trained in a discipline that is the foundation of all business fields.  A degree in economics provides you with the academic training for many practical careers and provides breadth as well as depth to your education.

What career opportunities would I be prepared for?
Economics is fundamental to understanding the operations of every type of organization.  An economics degree provides good preparation for many careers as well as for graduate study in economics or business.  Recent economics graduates of USI have found career opportunities in:

  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Insurance Companies
  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Marketing Research
  • Small Business

What will I study?
You will establish a core of knowledge in intermediate economic theory and statistics.  You then may specialize by selecting course work in such areas as money and banking, taxation and government finance, international economics, labor economics, economic development, or government policies toward business.

What could I expect for my first job?
Economics students have much to offer in today's job market.  Recent USI economics graduates have begun their careers as:

  • Managers for Banks and Finance Companies
  • Insurance Underwriters
  • Hospital Financial Planners
  • Marketing Researchers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Graduate Students in Economics and Business

How do I find out about these opportunities?
Information about these opportunities can be obtained through the College of Business, Career Services & Placement, and Economics Career Network.