Why Major in Economics?

The decision-making skills that Economics majors learn are useful in a broad range of careers and industries. Employment opportunities exist in business, finance, labor organizations, government, and academia.
Government is a major employer of economists. Business and government economists collect and analyze data and provide forecasts and advice in a wide variety of organizational settings. Academic careers emphasize teaching and research skills and usually require an advanced degree. An undergraduate degree in economics prepares students for advanced study in economics as well as in related areas such as business administration, law, and public administration.

Why Choose Penn State Behrend for Your Economics Degree?

  • Penn State Behrend's business programs are accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the premier accrediting agency for schools of business. Only 15 percent of colleges and universities worldwide have obtained this designation, including world-class business schools like Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, and Yale.