Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in economics are employed in a wide variety of jobs in both the private and public sectors of the economy. Recent economics graduates have obtained positions at Snap-On Tools, Komatsu, Modine Manufacturing, Humana Healthcare, US Bank, Northwestern Mutual, Educators Credit Union, Case-New Holland, Hewitt Associates, the U.S. Veteran’s Administration, Prudential Financial, Runzheimer International, and Johnson Bank. A recent Wall Street Journal article (April 8, 2008, D1, 3) reported that the average starting salary for economic majors ranked fourth among 16 majors, behind computer programming and engineering, but ahead of accounting, business management, finance, and marketing. The economics program also provides an excellent background for graduate work in business, law, or the social sciences.
The Economics Department supports the Economics Club and participates in the College Fed Challenge, a national economics competition sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank.