College of Business

Job Prospects

  • Economics Majors Have Solid Job Prospects

  • The skills listed below are representative of those acquired from the study of economics, and may be applied in various occupations. For example, an investment banker, a technical writer, and an urban planner might use analytical thinking skills on a daily basis, although for different purposes.
  • Financial

  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Tabulating figures
  • Manipulating numerical data
  • Developing budgets
  • Performing cost/benefit analyses
  • Creating and evaluating financial reports
  • Research Analysis

  • Designing projects
  • Generating/developing ideas
  • Organizing materials
  • Computing data
  • Analyzing results
  • Testing an idea/hypotheses
  • Using computers
  • Applying statistical methods
  • Communication

  • Writing reports/articles
  • Summarizing
  • Writing proposals
  • Justifying a position
  • Reading and interpreting reports
  • Speaking persuasively
  • Explaining ideas/goals
  • Problem Solving

  • Assessing needs
  • Defining problems
  • Reviewing/evaluating goals
  • Relating theory to practice
  • Projecting/forecasting results
  • Applying quantitative analysis
  • Generating solutions
  • Evaluating Policies