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.
- Bachelors: N/A
- Masters: N/A
- PhD: N/A
Average National Starting Salary (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132011.htm-Accountants and Auditors) $41,400
Average National Starting Bachelor’s Degree Salary reported by the NACE Salary Survey: $44,426
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Sample Job Titles
- Compliance Manager
- Investment Fund Manager
Sample Graduate Schools
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Sample Professional Associations and Clubs
- American Economic Association
- International Economic Development Council
- National Association for Business Economists
Examples of MQPs
- Investing in Institutions for Cooperation 2013-14
- Research on Barriers Preventing the Expansion of the Organic Agro-Industry in the Northeast of Brazil
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