Economics in Business

To be successful as an economist, you need to apply rational decision-making procedures to complex questions—you must be able to think analytically. Western Michigan University's economics in business program hones and develops your abilities and prepares you for a career in a number of fields, including business management, commodities trading, financial planning and public administration, among others.

If you decide to major in economics in business at WMU, you will develop a solid background in several areas of business, including finance, marketing and accounting, and will graduate with a degree in economics from the Haworth College of Business. You will gain experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in financial service firms and develop strong interpersonal and communication skills, which will enable you to work well with a diverse clientele.

Beyond the classroom

As an economics in business student at WMU, you will have the opportunity to join several business-related student organizations that focus on marketing, sales, business technology and general sales. You will also be encouraged to pursue summer or semester internships with local firms to gain hands-on experience.

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with economics in business degrees are working as:

  • Consultants
  • Financial planners
  • Researchers

Among the organizations they work for are:

  • Market research firms
  • Consumer goods manufacturing firms
  • Business firms
  • Consulting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Accounting firms
  • Private corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Financial planning firms

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo