Asst. Professor, Ph.D.
Tower Hall Room 3134
Phone: (218) 723-6715
Economics: A key to understanding the world
Economists like to say that everything in the world can be explained by economics. While perhaps that is a slight exaggeration, the fact is that economists study issues as small as how people decide what to do during a day and as large as global warming. Economics is a field that the student will be able to use throughout their life.
So ask yourself. Do I want a major that allows me to be challenged? Do I want a major that qualifies me for virtually any management position? Do I want a major that will allow me to have the opportunity to double major? Do I want a major that will give me the insight on many of the opportunities that will be presented to me in my everyday life? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then a major in applied economics would be perfect for you.
What can I do with a degree in economics?
Because economics is such a broad discipline, economics majors work in a variety of industries and settings. This variety means that it's important to focus your undergraduate coursework on an area of interest, complete an internship with a company in your field, or both. Here's a few areas where economics majors tend to thrive:
- Banking and finance
With the Applied Economics major, you will be able to focus on classes that interest you, as well as classes that will provide you with information that will be useful throughout your whole life. The Applied Economics major also lets you, as students, broaden your horizons and take classes that are outside of the major. This helps graduating Applied Economics majors to have a vast, knowledgeable education that will be helpful in virtually every job market. The two Applied Economics graduates from last year became a business analyst for Target and a stockbroker for Edward D. Jones. These are just two examples of the job opportunities that can be presented to you after graduation.
- 32 Credits Economics Courses
- 4 Credits Psychology Course
- 4 Credits Computer Information Course
- 4 Credits Accounting Course
Application to Major
The student files intent to declare major form by the end of fall semester, sophomore year. By advisement week of spring semester, sophomore year, the student applies to the major and changes advisor to a Management Department faculty member. In order to be accepted into the major, student must complete a satisfactory interview with a member of the dept. faculty.
- 20 Credits Economics Courses
- 4 Credits Computer Information Systems Courses