Economics is about people.

Economics is everywhere. Communities, businesses, nations and individuals make economic decisions everyday that shape the world of tomorrow. Economists are expected to understand these decisions, the incentives behind them and the impact they will have. To do this, many economists conduct research, perform data analysis and publish their findings.

UNIBusiness primarily teaches you two things: how to see actions from the unique perspective a professional economist uses, and how to ask the right questions. Does athletic success significantly influence alumni donations? What impact have government policies had on rural poverty in Cambodia? These were questions asked by recent UNIBusiness students in our Undergraduate Research Program. In this program, they were provided funding to get research experience in the topics of their choosing and to present their findings around the country. 

 

Students present their research findings at Seerley

 

Many of our economics graduates go on to use the analytical reasoning, critical thinking and writing skills gained from UNI's economics program to succeed in graduate school. The students move on to law school or various public and health administration graduate programs. With economics, the possibilities are limitless.

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