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Economics

Major and Minor

What will I learn?

Our broad-based, liberal arts curriculum is designed with the needs of employers in mind. You will develop a strong grasp of the knowledge needed to succeed in a career in economics along with critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills.

You will utilize the analytical approaches and tools of economics to examine current issues and problems that occur in economic systems. Particular focus is paid to the examination of macroeconomic and microeconomic markets, how they determine what is produced and the role government plays in the allocation of resources.

Looking for a great career?

Majoring in economics provides many diverse opportunities in the job market as well as prepares you for graduate school. Some sectors where our graduates have landed include financial analyst, mortgage analyst, stock broker, investment advisor/manager and policy analyst.

Personalized attention and great career options

A respected, in-demand degree, professors challenging you to go further and experiences that make a difference. If that sounds good to you, see what more the Department of Business Administration and Economics has to offer.

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Simpson Success Stories

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Our students and alumni share how Simpson helped them define achievement on their own terms

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Megan Ginsberg '12

Megan Ginsberg '12

Community Relations Assistant For The Minnesota Timberwolves

I’d certainly recommend Simpson, especially if you are going to be an athlete. My coach wasn’t just interested in my athletic ability, he was interested in my long term success as well and that was awesome.

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Chad Buchanan '95

Chad Buchanan '95

General Manager, Indiana Pacers

I think the one thing Simpson helped prepared me for is that you can’t sit in a classroom and hide, you have to interact with people and learn how to deal with different personalities.

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