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From economics major to business leaderThe 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 , at 812-465-7147, to see how you can get started on a rewarding career with an economics degree.

Economics News and Faculty Spotlights


  • Faculty presentation: Dr. Perry Burnett, associate professor of economics, presented, "The Road to Happiness is Paved with Deception" at USI's 2019 Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Movement(s).
  • Faculty presentation: Dr. Perry Burnett, associate professor of economics, was invited to be a presenter at the luncheon event of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). His presentation was titled, “Welcome to the Bubble Age: Asset Collapse, Fake News and Euphoria”.
  • USI group travels to second Women in Economics Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Second annual Women in Economics Symposium - Register online
  • Mr. Tim Mahoney, instructor in economics, interviewed about the impact of the government shutdown (WEHT)
  • Faculty presentation: Dr. Daria Sevastianova, associate professor of economics, presented, "Introduction to the Economic Education Center at USI," at the Visionaries Breakfast at Old National Bank, sponsored by Purdue University, Indiana Council for Economic Education, and tri-state community leaders.
  • Dr. Daria Sevastianova, associate professor of economics, presented, "The Global Economy - Why It Matters to You," at The Randall T. Shepard Leadership and Law Academy. 






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