Careers in economics

Economics majors are successful in a wide variety of careers. Although various roles in businesses are most common, economics majors are successful in law, medicine, government, non-profits, and international relations, as well as in academic roles.

Our graduates have taken positions:

  • As corporate economists who collect data and make forecasts relevant to the firm's business
  • As consultants who serve as advisers to state and federal governments as well as private corporations
  • In banking and financial services firms

Others have gone on to the best law schools in the country or to the top PhD and MBA programs here and abroad. Finally, many of our graduates have won prestigious national awards, such as the Marshall Award, the NSF Fellowship, Fulbright fellowships and most recently, the Truman Award.

Career services

The Department of Economics provides career advising and job placement to its undergraduate majors in the W. P. Carey School of Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.