Learn why businesses, individuals and governments make the decisions they do about taxes, competition, investment, interest rates, international trade and more. With an Economics degree from AUM you’ll be trained in practical skills that are much in demand and that will give you an extraordinary degree of career flexibility and versatility. Choose from careers in banking, government, consulting, financial planning, management, finance, insurance, law, higher education and many other industries.
You’ll concentrate your studies in one of three areas:
- General Economics
- International Economics and Commerce
- Political Economy
Points of Pride
- Each year, the Economics Department gives out at least $13,000 in scholarships.
- The Economics Department hosts an annual Economic Forum at which distinguished business correspondents, economists, and businesspeople speak on contemporary financial topics.
- The Economics Club is one of the most active clubs on campus and has regular meetings with speakers that address student’s current and future concerns, such as credit ratings, retirement planning, student loan debt, internships, and employment opportunities.
- Economics Club members have met with the president of the Chicago Federal Reserve, the vice president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, Senator Richard Shelby in Washington, D.C., and world-renowned neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson.
- In 2016, Economics Club members traveled to Europe where they visited the European Central Bank and Frankfurt Stock Exchange, toured the Bank of England, met with an economist from the London School of Economics Center for Systemic Risk, and received training and certification at the London Stock Exchange. The club also is active in local community projects.
Put Your Degree to Work
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
A degree in Economics leads to a wide array of jobs in government and business. Job growth in all the life, physical, and social science occupations is projected to be 7 percent from 2014 to 2014, about average for all occupations. The most recent median annual wage for the life, physical and social science occupations was $61,450 — higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.