- Research and analyze issues and problems
- Conduct surveys and collect data
- Analyze data using mathematical models and statistical techniques, often using advanced computational techniques
- Prepare reports, tables, and charts that present research results
- Interpret and forecast market trends
- Advise businesses, governments, and individuals on market conditions
- Design policies or make recommendations for solving economic problems
Learn about our majors!
At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, an Economics degree allows our graduates to improve and develop the following set of skills:
- Analytical and Critical Thinking skills
- Problem solving skills
- Quantitative and Statistical skills
- Communication skills
- Economic Literacy
These are the kinds of skills that are sought after in a variety of fields, not just in Economics. Given recent economic events, businesses and organizations across many industries are increasingly relying on economic analysis and quantitative methods, to analyze and forecast business sales and other market conditions. A degree in Economics can lead to careers in both the private and public sectors, including a variety of analyst positions as well as careers in sales, forecasting, urban planning, public policy, consulting, and research. The Department of Economics offers the following undergraduate degrees:
- BBA in the College of Business and Economics
- BA or BS in the College of Letters and Sciences
- BS in the College of Education
Students that would like to become more involved can participate in Economics Society. To find out more information, visit their Facebook page.
Economics is also an excellent springboard for those students wishing to pursue an MBA or other advanced graduate degree.
If you think an Economics major may be for you, you can: