Students majoring in Economic Science study microeconomic (specific components of the economy) and macroeconomic (the economy viewed as a whole) theory at both the introductory and intermediate levels in preparation for potential careers in these fields:
-Industrial economics, finance, management, and marketing
-Labor-management relations
-Public administration
The Economic Science major also provides students with an excellent foundation for graduate study in economics, business, and law. Students will approach the study of economics through the use of innovative computational tools, with strict adherence to rigorous methodological standards for economic experimentation and problem solving, which instills practical skills for addressing real-world challenges.

Sample Companies that have Hired WPI Economics Graduates

Eaton Vance
M&T Bank
McKinney & Company
Learn more about Economics at WPI.
Sample Job Titles:
Compliance Manager
Investment Fund Manager
Sample Major Qualifying Projects:
Macroeconomic Forecasting: A Study of Profits
Rapscallion Brewery: Canning System Cost Analysis
Improving Refugee Resettlement in the United States through Analytics
An Analysis of Urban Sustainability in Melbourne, Australia
Automatic Vehicle Recharging Station (AVRS)

Program Tracking Sheets

The Program Tracking Sheets help WPI students to plan and track progress toward their degree. Academic Advising has created tracking sheets for each major and graduation year.

Career Outcomes & Salary Data

The Career Development Center (CDC) has compiled a list of resources to help you learn about salary expectations and companies that have hired recent graduates, including the Post-Graduation Report for WPI's most recent graduating class.