Economics in Business

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Western Michigan University's economics in business program develops your abilities to identify complex problems, think analytically and apply strategic decision making processes. This degree prepares you for a career in a number of fields, including commodities trading, journalism and foreign service, among others.

You'll go beyond the classroom in this Haworth College of Business program, having the opportunity to join several business-related organizations. You’ll also be equipped with the skills needed to further your professional studies in programs such as economics, law, public administration and more.

Career outcomes

Beyond the classroom

To be successful as an economics in business major, it is important to apply the fundamental skills learned inside the classroom to real-world experience. Through the Economics Student Association, you will discuss current issues while visiting with economics scholars. In addition, a variety of speakers and other events on campus will help you strengthen the problem-solving skills essential for a successful career in economics.

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:

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

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo

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