Department of Economics

Department of Economics

Two students outside of Stewart Hall

Economics today is the application of hard sciences to practical social and economic problems. As an applied science, economics is known as the most rigorous of all social sciences, using models, field and experimental data, and statistical tools, to address and investigate a wide variety of issues including but not limited to money and banking, economic growth and culture, development, international trade, industrial organization, labor and immigration, health care and social security, environmental protection, organizational behavior, leadership, corporate culture, business strategies, diversity management, and more!

We educate our students for careers as leaders and analysts at corporations, government agencies and universities.

Winter Institute

Nobel Prize winners and Federal Reserve leaders have visited St. Cloud State for the annual Winter Institute.

Successful Graduates

90% of BA graduates are employed in a related field after graduation.

13% of graduates continued their education within a year of graduation.

Satisfied Students

85% of current students are happy with their overall experience with their program.

Excellent Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of economists is projected to have a 13% growth from 2020 to 2030.

CEO Potential

12% of Forbes' top 1000 CEOs studied economics.

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