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.
Why I Chose Economics
“Economics is a science that’s always developing, and a field that’s overwhelmingly male dominated. I want to change that.” - Katelyn Knoll '19