Economics is the study of how individuals make choices in the face of scarcities. Economists perform the analysis, formulate strategies, and implement action to maintain or restore order in arenas from financial markets to organizational structures.
You could join Purdue’s distinguished history in the area of Experimental Economics, and participate in an active experimental economics laboratory. Nobel Prize Recipient Vernon Smith performed some of his earlier experiments as a faculty member of the Economics Department of Purdue University.
The Economics major will hone your analytical skills by exposing you to real-world economic issues in coursework. Students also have the flexibility to obtain a joint major in Economics and Management majors with a careful selection of courses.
With this degree, doors will be opened to consulting firms, investment banks, government agencies, marketing firms, and financial trading companies. Recent graduates who entered the job market have obtained various positions at firms such as Sears, Intel, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Target, Citi, and JPMorgan.
Earn this degree and when world and business leaders have questions, they’ll be looking to you for answers. Or, maybe you will be the one asking the questions.
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