What can I do with my degree?
Is there a demand for
How can I decide if Economics
is the right career for me?
How does your program
prepare graduates for a career in Economics?
What type of graduate
schools have your graduates attended?
I do with my degree?
Graduates from Western’s
Economics program are well prepared to enter careers in business,
government or the nonprofit sector, or to continue their
education in graduate school or law school.
Graduates with a degree in Economics are very
marketable, and starting salaries for new graduates are among
the highest of any fields. Recent graduates of Western’s
Economics program have found jobs at major regional employers
such as Sprint and Commerce Bank, and have been accepted by
prestigious graduate institutions such as the London School
of Economics and the University of Kansas.
An Economics degree opens up a wide range of
career opportunities. Economists can be found in banks, the
Federal Reserve System, government agencies, insurance companies,
consulting firms, public utilities, stock brokerages, law firms,
trade/labor organizations, universities or research institutes.
a demand for Economics graduates?
Job recruiters are especially attracted to Economics
graduates, and large corporations seek out those with Economics
degrees due to the broad analytical training received through
their studies. Graduates are trained to recognize human behavior
in relation to work, production and consumption - the fundamental
operation of most businesses.
I decide if Economics is the right career for me?
Economics is a fun, exciting and flexible career
that explains the mysteries of how people and society work.
It is defined as the study of how people choose to use their
scarce resources in an attempt to satisfy their unlimited wants.
Individuals with training in economics become problem solvers.
Faculty members in Western’s Economic Department
are very willing to talk to you about an Economics degree.
They can answer your questions and connect you with economists.
your program prepare graduates for a career in Economics?
The Economics program at Western provides students
with a solid understanding of how the U.S. economy functions
and what role it plays in the global economy. Both theoretical
principles of economic analysis and practice in applying those
principles to real world problems are emphasized. Students
gain extensive experience in economic reasoning, writing, and
quantitative analysis, and develop a clear understanding of
the manner in which economists approach problems.
When students declare a major in Economics, they
are assigned an advisor who will closely monitor their progress
toward a degree. The department is small enough for all faculty
members to get to know the students and to take a keen interest
in their education and careers.
of graduate schools have your graduates attended?
- University of Kansas Ph. D. program
- University of Missouri - Kansas
City Law School
- London School of Economics