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After Graduation

A Strong Foundation for a Career

A course of study in economics and business can help you get a leg up on a career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment growth for economists will be above the overall national average for those with advanced degrees and highly quantitative skills.

The median annual wage and salary for all economists was over $77,000.

Graduate Outcomes

Recent graduates with a major in economics or business have been employed by:

  • A&E Networks
  • Bloomberg
  • Century 21
  • Ernst & Young
  • Exxon
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IJC Funds SICAV plc (Securities firm in Prague)
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Moodys
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • ReMax
  • Thompson Research Group
  • World Bank

Occupations of Interest to Economics and Business Majors

Some occupations may require an advanced degree.

  • Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Sales Manager
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Account Executive
  • Hotel General Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Office Administrator
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Management Consultant
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Credit Analyst
  • Advertising Executive
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Auditor
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Economist
  • Urban Planner
  • Banker
  • Lawyer
  • Trust Officer
  • Business Journalist
  • International Trader

Advanced Study

Graduate programs attended by recent economics and business majors include:

  • University of Texas
  • Indiana University
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Columbia University
  • Johns Hopkins University
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