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Undergraduate Degree in Economics

What Can You Do With An Undergraduate Degree in Economics?

Information and Options for Economics


Economic-Related Skills

  • Ability to Give Business Advice
  • Active Listening/Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Dealing with Finances, Supply and Demand, and Economic Forecasts
  • Different Learning Strategies
  • Economic Philosophy
  • Interested in the Stock Market
  • Investigative Skills
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Participate in Making Positive Change and Understanding Why Things Happen
  • Prepare Written Reports
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Research Skills
  • Visualize the “Big Picture” as well as the little details
  • Working on a personal, national, or global level
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Use of statistical software and IT programming

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Related Entry-Level Career Titles

  • Accountant
  • Actuarial Consultant
  • Analyst Corporate Advisor
  • Associate Portfolio
  • Analyst
  • Bid Manager
  • Bond Trader
  • Bond Underwriter Trainee
  • Consulting Analyst
  • Consulting Associate
  • Defined Benefits Administrator
  • Financial Analyst
  • General Management
  • Professional Help Desk Analyst
  • IT Auditor
  • Management Associate
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Purchasing/Buyer Specialist
  • Statistician
  • Trade Marketing Manager

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Employers of Economic Majors

  • Banks
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Business Journal/ Publishers
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Collection Agencies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • Corporations
  • Information & Technology Services
  • Market Research Firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Personnel Agencies
  • Investment Banks
  • Schools/Universities
  • Accounting Firms
  • Finance Companies
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Loan Offices
  • Auditing Offices
  • Economic Development Councils
  • Economic Research Foundations
  • Retailers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Labor Unions
  • Import/ Export Firms
  • Telecommunication Firms

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Professional Affiliations

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