Federal, state, and local governments seek economists to analyze policy and plan for development. Businesses and banks regularly hire economics majors for management training programs, financial analysis, and forecasting. Recent economics graduates are employed by various private firms and government agencies, including the Comptroller of the Currency, the Census Bureau, the FDIC, and Merrill Lynch . Some have their own consulting firms. The major program is also appropriate for those wishing to teach high school social studies.

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

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Recent graduates have pursued advanced degrees in Economics from University of Delaware, Rutgers University, Binghamton University, University of Nebraska at Omaha (Urban Planning), and University of Maryland.


Recent graduates have pursued Masters in Business Administration degrees from Lehigh and Drexel Universities.


Recent graduates have pursued law degrees from Ohio State University, University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University, and American University

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