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Economics Major

Overview

If you are interested in a career in finance, business or management, Fitchburg State University has the program you need. A degree in Economics prepares you for careers in local, state, federal and private agencies and educational institutions, business and industry as well as for graduate study in economics and related fields.

In This Program

You will: 

  • Employ economic analysis to understand real world problems 
  • Learn techniques that will put you at the head-of-the line for jobs in business and consulting
  • Take part in student-faculty collaborative research

Career Opportunities  

  • Business and management
  • Finance and financial advising
  • Consulting
  • Graduate School: Master’s or PhD in Economics, Master’s in Applied Economic Public Policy, MBA, Master’s in Statistics, Master’s in Public Policy or Public Administration
  • Law School
  • Research: within research institutes or universities
  • Government (federal [i.e., Department of Labor], state, municipal)
  • Local, state, federal and private agencies and educational institutions, business and industry

Experiential Opportunities 

  • Service Learning with community development organizations
  • Internships with regional or national businesses and non-profits
  • Professional conferences
  • Student/faculty collaborative scholarship

Requirements and Curriculum

Economics, B.S.

Economics Minor