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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 possibilities 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.

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.



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