Careers and Graduate Study

A liberal arts degree in economics emphasizes the development of critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, problem-solving and communication skills. Students learn how to gather information relevant to a particular problem, analyze that information, and synthesize it in ways that lead to new levels of understanding.

Econ Grads Get Jobs

There’s a wide range of job possibilites with an economics degree. Graduates go on to:

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Consulting
  • Government
  • Teaching
  • International Affairs
  • Research

A degree in economics builds a foundation for success in a wide range of careers in finance, banking, business, consulting, government, teaching, international affairs and research. For more information on the worth of an economics major see the American Economics Association (AEA) website at AEA : Economics and Careers.

According to the Wall Street Journal, economics has become an increasingly popular major for undergraduates and is in high demand by employers. Read the full article at WSJ: The Hot Major For Undergraduates is Economics.

Econ Grads go on to Graduate School

In addition, an economics major serves as ideal preparation for graduate work in economics, business, public policy, law and other fields. For information on graduate study in economics see the AEA website at AEA: Graduate Study in Economics.

Augsburg’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunities (URGO) is a great resource for students interested in pursuing graduate study. Please see the URGO website at Augsburg URGO — Graduate Study