Currently, this program is not accepting applications. Students interested in Economics may explore the Business Economics BA.

Students in the economics major will develop the analytical skills to understand private, nonprofit and government influences in order to help them improve society. You will study changes in global economics in the last 40 years and their impact on the economic future, along with learning how to achieve financial, social, and environmental objectives that serve the public interest. As an economics major, you will be a sought-after candidate for law schools, master of business administration (MBA) programs and doctorate (Ph.D.) programs in economics.

Program Highlights

  • Small class sizes.
  • Twelve full-time faculty members with doctorates, a passion for economics, and diverse teaching and research experience.
  • High earning potential outpacing business and other liberal arts graduates due to high demand for economics skills in the workplace.
  • Paid internship opportunities with brokerage firms, banks, government agencies, manufacturing and marketing firms.
  • Select classes are available online.

Program Distinctions

  • Home of the Center for Economic Education, which aids in the preparation of the "St. Cloud Quarterly Business Report," a quarterly data release which profiles the St. Cloud and Central Minnesota economies.
  • Notable alumnus: James Bullard '84 is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Popular Careers

  • Credit analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Economic forecasting
  • Financial planner
  • Loan officer
  • Policy advisor
  • Risk management consultant