The undergraduate economics program prepares students in the science of decision-making through the tools of an incentives-audit, game theory, and data analysis using statistical techniques and software. This training in decision making gives you a particular advantage if you are keen on becoming CEO of a company one day. In fact, a recent study established that an economics major has a greater likelihood of becoming the CEO of an S&P 500 company than any other major. Also, economics majors rank in the top three of the highest-scoring majors on the LSAT exam.
The graduates of our program have started their careers as data analysts, economic and financial analysts, legal experts, working for companies such as Vectren and M&T Bank, and some have gone on to found their own companies. Some graduates have pursued and successfully completed Master’s and Ph.D. programs in economics and other business disciplines, with jobs in the private sector and academe.
Our economics faculty members have the highest degrees in their field with published research in top academic journals, and consulting experience with private companies. Their enthusiasm for helping every student one-on-one creates a top-notch experience in a state-of-the-art facility. Whether you take advantage of our face-to-face classes or our growing selection of online classes, you can always expect a caring, personal connection with USI economics faculty. Please contact us, at 812-465-7147, to see how you can get started on a rewarding career with an economics degree.
- Dr. Abbas Foroughi, professor of computer information systems and chair of management and information sciences; Dr. Mohammed Khayum, USI Interim Provost; and Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management and MBA director, co-authored "Principle-Based MBA Course Design." Foroughi presented it at the 2018 DSI Annual Meeting in the Innovative Education and Teaching: Course Design and Assessment Session, in Chicago, IL.
- Dr. Sudesh Mujumdar a panelist at the 2018 Economics Outlook Luncheon
- Ten students inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society
- Bringing banking into the classroom
- Faculty appointment: Dr. Marie Bussing, assistant professor of economics, was appointed to the Federal Reserve Educational Advisory Board, Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
- SVP Jody Giles Speaks to Classes on Careers in the Banking Field
- Faculty presentation: Dr. Daria Sevastianova, associate professor of economics. Sevastianova was guest lecturer and presented Trade Wars and Tariffs to USI engineering majors. She was also the keynote speaker at Camp Economics in Santa Claus, Indiana, where she presented Trade War: What Is It Good For?
- Economics major takes the road less traveled: Elle Floyd, Distinguished Trustee's Merit Scholar
- Faculty presentation: Dr. Mary Ann Shifflet, assistant professor of economics. She presented a paper titled, "Improving Quality Improvement in Public Health" at the 12th International Conference on Health Care Systems at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.
- Junior Erika Dunkelberger, an economics and mathematics major, has been accepted as a participant in the IFREE Undergraduate Workshop in Behavioral and Experimental Economics at Purdue University this summer
- Faculty achievement: Dr. Perry Burnett, associate professor of economics. Burnett's article, Overpopulation, Optimal City Size and the Efficiency of Urban Sprawl, was one of Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies most frequently downloaded articles in the 12 months after online publication.
- Professors Mahoney and Mujumdar talk with 44 News about the recent stock market drop
- Dr. Sudesh Mujumdar talks about President Trump's State of the Union address on Eyewitness News
- Federal Reserve specialist visits Dr. Marie Bussing's economics classes
- Faculty members receive Dean's Awards: Dr. Daria Sevastianova, Excellence in Service; Dr. Perry Burnett, Excellence in Teaching; and Dr. Cristina Gilstrap, Excellence in Research.
- Faculty presentation: Dr. Daria Sevastianova. Sevastianova presented "Introduction to Globalization" to engineering students. Her perspectives reinforce the importance of cross-disciplinary collaboration and the connections between business and engineering.