Master skills that are applicable to a wide range of career options
Economics will teach you to think critically and analytically, giving you the skills needed to analyze data and the ability to communicate findings to a wide array of constituents. The Department of Economics will give you the tools to diagnose complex problems, develop innovative solutions and make a business case for those solutions in any industry — business, government or nonprofit.
You'll learn about economic phenomena and the theories that explain it. By studying the broader historical and social context in which economics is applied, you'll have the skills to address problems in a changing national and global economy. Courses cover a range of topics such as international trade, urban economics, economic history, the role of the government in the economy, money and banking, economic development, labor markets, poverty, environmental economics and gender.
Where Can Your Degree Take You?
Economics alumni are employed at:
- European Central Bank
- U.S. Department of Commerce
- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
- The Cato Institute
- The Congressional Research Service
- CH Robinson
- Ernst & Young
- Berkley Research Group LLC
- Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services
- Towers Watson
- Baker & McKenzie
- DC Fiscal Policy Institute
- Peak6 Investments
- UBS Global Asset Management
- Worldwide Orphanage Relief Coalition