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Studying economics provides you with many of the skills employers and graduate programs value highly, namely:
Economics majors are 250% more likely to become a CEO of an S&P 500 company than students who major in business. In fact, economics beats all other majors, including physical sciences and political science, as a path to the corner office (Source: Flynn & Quinn, 2010).
Business Week magazine also reports that economics is the second most popular college major among the nation's top 1000 CEOs, second only to engineering.
Economics majors average higher scores on the GMAT (used by MBA programs) than all business majors. They also score higher than all non-business majors, except engineering, math and science majors (Source: Nelson & Monson, 2008).
Economics majors are also consistently in the top 3 majors in terms of LSAT scores (used by Law schools). In 2009, Economics and Philosophy majors tied for first on the LSAT (Source: Nieswiadomy, 2010).
Professionals that have graduated with a bachelors degree in Economics fare "best in the labor market" according to Pay Scale Inc.
|15 Years After
|Management Information Systems||$49,200||$82,300|
|Data from 2008, PayScale Inc.|
For more information, contact
Dr. Jantzen, Chair
Department of Economics
715 North Avenue
Dr. Robert Jantzen
Students interested in a major or minor in Economics should see an advisor or member of the Economics Department faculty about meeting the requirements.
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