Economics and Decision Sciences

Economics Program Details

  • Campus Availability: Macomb, Online
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics focuses on the development of critical thinking skills and generally recommended for students interested in government and is a top preparatory degree for law school
  • BA in Economics projected as top-paid social science major (Read more @ NACEweb.org)
  • Bachelor of Business (BB) in Economics is well-suited for students interested in pursuing a degree in banking, financial institutions, or as a business analyst
  • The BA and BB in Economics can be integrated with the Master of Arts in Economics and completed in only five years for an average of a 30% increase in a starting salary (Read more @ NACEweb.org)
  • Numerous opportunities for leadership, teamwork, and collegiate competition, and it assists them with career planning and placement
  • The Analytics and Economics Student Association (AESA) is an active organization that holds weekly meetings that focus on career preparation and networking

Please refer to the undergraduate catalog for detailed program information and course requirements

Careers

No matter what your career interests, you will be encouraged to earn academic credit through internships and study abroad programs. Internships are a “capstone” experience that will enhance your attractiveness to employers. Employers also value an appreciation of the global nature of the world which you can acquire through one of the many study abroad programs offered at Western.

A unique career development program will assist you in identifying and acquiring those skills employment experts identify as necessary for success. The program provides guidance in selecting courses and activities that will strengthen these skills.

  • Business Account Executive
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Pricing/Contract Specialist
  • Pricing Controller
  • Competitive Intelligence Analyst
  • Economic Analyst
  • Financial Economist
  • Investment Advisor
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Senior Economist

Employers

A degree in Economics is very marketable and offers challenging opportunities, career flexibility, and financial rewards. Virtually no other academic major offers the diversity and flexibility in employment opportunities you can find with an Economics major. Salaries for Economics majors are among the highest for any major. As preparation for law school, Economics is one of the best majors you can choose. Majors are employed in financial institutions, many types of corporations, consulting firms, economic development organizations, and government.

  • Aon Hewitt
  • BP (British Petroleum)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Caterpillar Logistics Services
  • GEA Farm Technologies
  • John Deere
  • Menards
  • Pinnacle Government Consulting, Inc.
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury