Economics is often called the science of rational behavior; it emphasizes formal, systematic and analytical thinking.
If you’re considering a career in economics, you know this dynamic field is about much more than money. It’s about how people, businesses and nations relate to each other as they use resources to improve well-being.
As a student of economics, you’ll become adept in combining quantitative analysis with insight into human behavior, and crunching numbers with weighing cultural factors to better understand societies. As an economist, the issues you investigate – health care, international relations, income inequality and more – are the issues that shape societies.
At St. Norbert, you may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics or economics teaching. You also may pursue a minor in either field. Your economics degree will prepare you to enter the workforce or pursue graduate studies in various disciplines.
An Economics Degree at Work
Because economics enters into nearly every aspect of human interaction, economists find work in a wide range of fields.
Roles that St. Norbert economics alumni have filled include:
- International trade specialist
- Cost analyst
- Industrial buyer
- Account executive
- Gallery owner/securities broker
- Tax consultant
- Purchasing agent
- Trust officer
- Wage and salary administrator
Leverage Your Economics Degree
As an economics student at St. Norbert, you can apply to gain vital work experience with an internship at the St. Norbert College Center for Business & Economic Analysis.
You also may wish to broaden your global economic perspective through the college’s extensive study-abroad program.
St. Norbert’s relationship with American University in Washington, D.C., lets you participate in policy and international trade seminars and internships through the Washington Semester program. Additionally, you can collaborate with a faculty member on self-directed academic research.
We also have a long track record of sending our best and brightest economics students to Marquette University for graduate studies. The two schools have collaborated on a formal accelerated program designed to enable motivated students to obtain a Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) degree in as little as one extra year, rather than the standard two years.
About the School
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