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IMAGE: Dr. Jooyoun Park, recent MA student Xiaoxiao Li, and Dr. Michael Ellis.
Dr. Jooyoun Park, recent MA student Xiaoxiao Li, and Dr. Michael Ellis.
IMAGE: Dr. Eric Johnson and Dr. Lockwood Reynolds.
Dr. Eric Johnson and Dr. Lockwood Reynolds.
IMAGE: Dr. Emmanuel Dechenaux asks a question during a seminar.
Dr. Emmanuel Dechenaux asks a question during a seminar.
IMAGE: Dr. Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley and Dr. Jooyoun Park.
Dr. Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley and Dr. Jooyoun Park.
IMAGE: Dr. Richard Kent and Dr. Don Williams, economics professors.
Dr. Richard Kent and Dr. Don Williams, economics professors.
IMAGE: Recent graduates of the MA Economics program with members of the faculty.
Recent graduates of the MA Economics program with members of the faculty.

Department of Economics

A degree in economics provides excellent preparation for both the job market and for graduate study.  Economics is one of the highest paying majors and students are well-prepared for many different graduate programs including MBA programs and law school.  Find out more about the career opportunities for economics majors.

We offer a BA in Economics through the College of Arts and Sciences and a BBA in Economics through the College of Business Administration.  Additionally, we offer a minor that is a complement to majors throughout the university.  We also offer MA in Economics for those interested in graduate work in either economic analysis or financial economics.  Finally, we offer a combined BA/MA or BBA/MA which allows students to complete their undergraduate coursework while earning a graduate degree at an accelerated pace.

Don't know if economics is right for you?  Start by checking out the 4 reasons you should choose economics.


C. Lockwood Reynolds Shares Insight on Economic Impact of Airport Hub Reduction
IMAGE: C. Lockwood Reynolds

United Airlines' decision to reduce its operations at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport could mean lower fares for many consumers, but that would be because travelers are forced to book less desirable flights with longer flight times and multiple connections.

Kent State Study Finds the Madison Mini-Marathon a Winner for Local Economy
IMAGE: 6,000 runners compete in the Madison Mini-Marathon

Runner's World magazine ranked the BMO Harris Bank Madison Mini-Marathon the fifth best half marathon in the nation. This half marathon is popular with runners across the country, attracting 5,900 participants this year, but what is lesser known is the effect it has on the local economy.

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