The Department of Economics at Western Michigan University plays a major role in enhancing basic economic understanding on campus in economics programs and through its inclusion in the curricula of other programs such as business, engineering and general education.

At the undergraduate level, the department offers several majors and a minor that equip students for employment or for further professional study.

Western Michigan University seniors may enroll into the Accelerated Graduate Degree Program to begin accumulating as much as 12 credits (four courses) toward the completion of a master's degree while completing their bachelor's degree. Students pay the undergraduate tuition rates for these courses.

At the graduate level, the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees prepare students for careers as professional economists in both academic and nonacademic settings.

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We are currently seeking part-time instructors.  Please go to the "About" section on our website for instructions on how to apply for consideration.

Congratulations to Wei-Chiao Huang, Economics Department Chair, for being nominated and selected as a 2019 "Distinguished Service Award" recipient.

Congratulations for our Alumni Achievement Award recipient for 2019, Sonila Beliu, who is a managing director at J.P. Morgan Chase.  Sonila graduated in 2015 from Western Michigan University with a Ph.D. in Applied Economics.

Congratulations to Thomas Weinandy, Ph.D. Candidate, on receiving 1st place in the Best Graduate Paper in Economics by the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists Annual Meeting.