What Can You Do with an
Economics Degree?


Almost Anything!

A career in the field of economics demands a unique way of looking at the world. If you're constantly thinking about the outcomes of situations and how one action can influence another, you're already thinking like an Economist.

An Economics degree will give you the understanding of the national economy and teach you how to think critically about how materials, money, and resources are bought, traded, and sold.

The ability to understand and analyze the modern economy is a valuable skill - one which will allow you can make a big impact on many different industries.


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An Economics degree from the UNI College of Business Administration will teach you how to effectively analyze and predict market activity, economic growth, and price fluctuations. With classes like Directed Research in Economics and Law & Economics, our faculty will prepare you for a successful career in the field of economics or post-graduate studies.

UNIBusiness offers four emphasis areas in economics based on your interests and future career goals.

Business Economics

Designed for those planning a career in a business field, you'll receive an in-depth economics education with a solid business core.

Quantitative Techniques

The Quantitative Techniques emphasis is highly mathematical and perfect if you're planning to pursue an advanced degree in Economics.

Applied Economic Analysis

The Applied Economic Analysis emphasis is a multidisciplinary program that combines economics, mathematics, accounting, information systems, and finance. The emphasis offers math majors the opportunity to integrate math with economics and business courses, thus enhancing career opportunities after graduation.

General Economics

The General Economics emphasis is broad based and is the traditional program for students who plan no further study in economics after graduation. This emphasis is highly recommended for students who are planning to go to law school.

small-person  The road to Law School starts

at UNI



An Economics degree is the perfect primer to your Law School education. Economics majors consistently see success in law school due to the analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and concise writing skills they acquire in the Economics program at UNI. Our faculty is dedicated to providing one-on-one mentoring, reference materials, and guidance to assist you with getting accepted and succeeding in the study of law.

Some of our graduates have gone on to receive law degrees from:

  • Harvard Law School
  • Drake School of Law
  • University of Iowa Law School

small-person  What kind of job will I get?


There are three principal career paths available to an Economics major in the fields of business, government, and academics.

The Business Economist

The primary role of a Business Economist is to help firms understand and adapt to a changing economic environment. Business Economists interpret and forecast the general economic climate, analyze conditions specific to their firm, and aid the firm's operational efficiency.

The Government Economist

The range of jobs for Economists is as broad as government itself. Government Economists work for agencies in the fields of Agriculture, Business, Banking and Insurance, Finance, Labor, Transportation, Utilities, Urban Economics, and International Trade.

The Academic Economist

There are many opportunities for Economics majors to teach at the high school and college levels. At the collegiate level, Ph.D. Economists will continuously be in high demand.

Beyond these paths, Economics majors find work in almost all industries. Economics will teach you how to develop your analytical problem-solving skills that are in demand in every sector of the economy.

Below are some occupations you can receive with an Economics degree:

  • Account Representative
  • Benefits Consultant
  • Attorney
  • Brand Manager
  • Energy Analyst
  • International Tax Manager
  • Legislative Aid
  • Operations Manager
  • Professor
  • Service Manager
  • Underwriter
  • Vice President

money-sign  How much money will I make?


Employment of economists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2012 to 2022. In May 2012, the national median annual wage for economists was $91,860 per year*, while the average starting pay was $51,000.

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/economists.htm

There are a variety of local and international companies who hire UNIBusiness Economics degree graduates.

Majors & More | Economics Degree


What Can You Do with an
Economics Degree?

Almost Anything!

A career in the field of economics demands a unique way of looking at the world. If you're constantly thinking about the outcomes of situations and how one action can influence another, you're already thinking like an Economist.

An Economics degree will give you the understanding of the national economy and teach you how to think critically about how materials, money, and resources are bought, traded, and sold.

The ability to understand and analyze the modern economy is a valuable skill - one which will allow you can make a big impact on many different industries.

small-books  What will I learn?


An Economics degree from the UNI College of Business Administration will teach you how to effectively analyze and predict market activity, economic growth, and price fluctuations. With classes like Directed Research in Economics and Law & Economics, our faculty will prepare you for a successful career in the field of economics or post-graduate studies.

UNIBusiness offers four emphasis areas in economics based on your interests and future career goals.

Business Economics

Designed for those planning a career in a business field, you'll receive an in-depth economics education with a solid business core.

Quantitative Techniques

The Quantitative Techniques emphasis is highly mathematical and perfect if you're planning to pursue an advanced degree in Economics.

Applied Economic Analysis

The Applied Economic Analysis emphasis is a multidisciplinary program that combines economics, mathematics, accounting, information systems, and finance. The emphasis offers math majors the opportunity to integrate math with economics and business courses, thus enhancing career opportunities after graduation.

General Economics

The General Economics emphasis is broad based and is the traditional program for students who plan no further study in economics after graduation. This emphasis is highly recommended for students who are planning to go to law school.

small-person  The road to Law School starts at UNI


An Economics degree is the perfect primer to your Law School education. Economics majors consistently see success in law school due to the analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and concise writing skills they acquire in the Economics program at UNI. Our faculty is dedicated to providing one-on-one mentoring, reference materials, and guidance to assist you with getting accepted and succeeding in the study of law.

Some of our graduates have gone on to receive law degrees from:

  • Harvard Law School
  • Drake School of Law
  • University of Iowa Law School

small-person  What kind of job will I get?


There are three principal career paths available to an Economics major in the fields of business, government, and academics.

The Business Economist

The primary role of a Business Economist is to help firms understand and adapt to a changing economic environment. Business Economists interpret and forecast the general economic climate, analyze conditions specific to their firm, and aid the firm's operational efficiency.

The Government Economist

The range of jobs for Economists is as broad as government itself. Government Economists work for agencies in the fields of Agriculture, Business, Banking and Insurance, Finance, Labor, Transportation, Utilities, Urban Economics, and International Trade.

The Academic Economist

There are many opportunities for Economics majors to teach at the high school and college levels. At the collegiate level, Ph.D. Economists will continuously be in high demand.

Beyond these paths, Economics majors find work in almost all industries. Economics will teach you how to develop your analytical problem-solving skills that are in demand in every sector of the economy.

Below are some occupations you can receive with an Economics degree:

  • Account Representative
  • Benefits Consultant
  • Attorney
  • Brand Manager
  • Energy Analyst
  • International Tax Manager
  • Legislative Aid
  • Operations Manager
  • Professor
  • Service Manager
  • Underwriter
  • Vice President

money-sign  How much money will I make?


Employment of economists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2012 to 2022. In May 2012, the national median annual wage for economists was $91,860 per year*, while the average starting pay was $51,000.

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/economists.htm

There are a variety of local and international companies who hire UNIBusiness Economics degree graduates.

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Almost Anything!

A career in the field of economics demands a unique way of looking at the world. If you're constantly thinking about the outcomes of situations and how one action can influence another, you're already thinking like an Economist.

An Economics degree will give you the understanding of the national economy and teach you how to think critically about how materials, money, and resources are bought, traded, and sold.

The ability to understand and analyze the modern economy is a valuable
skill - one which will allow you can make a big impact on many different industries.

small-books  What will I learn?


An Economics degree from the UNI College of Business Administration will teach you how to effectively analyze and predict market activity, economic growth, and price fluctuations. With classes like Directed Research in Economics and Law & Economics, our faculty will prepare you for a successful career in the field of economics or post-graduate studies.

UNIBusiness offers four emphasis areas in economics based on your interests and future career goals.

Business Economics

Designed for those planning a career in a business field, you'll receive an in-depth economics education with a solid business core.

Quantitative Techniques

The Quantitative Techniques emphasis is highly mathematical and perfect if you're planning to pursue an advanced degree in Economics.

Applied Economic Analysis

The Applied Economic Analysis emphasis is a multidisciplinary program that combines economics, mathematics, accounting, information systems, and finance. The emphasis offers math majors the opportunity to integrate math with economics and business courses, thus enhancing career opportunities after graduation.

General Economics

The General Economics emphasis is broad based and is the traditional program for students who plan no further study in economics after graduation. This emphasis is highly recommended for students who are planning to go to law school.

small-person  The road to Law School starts at UNI


An Economics degree is the perfect primer to your Law School education. Economics majors consistently see success in law school due to the analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and concise writing skills they acquire in the Economics program at UNI. Our faculty is dedicated to providing one-on-one mentoring, reference materials, and guidance to assist you with getting accepted and succeeding in the study of law.

Some of our graduates have gone on to receive law degrees from:

  • Harvard Law School
  • Drake School of Law
  • University of Iowa Law School

small-person  What kind of job will I get?


There are three principal career paths available to an Economics major in the fields of business, government, and academics.

The Business Economist

The primary role of a Business Economist is to help firms understand and adapt to a changing economic environment. Business Economists interpret and forecast the general economic climate, analyze conditions specific to their firm, and aid the firm's operational efficiency.

The Government Economist

The range of jobs for Economists is as broad as government itself. Government Economists work for agencies in the fields of Agriculture, Business, Banking and Insurance, Finance, Labor, Transportation, Utilities, Urban Economics, and International Trade.

The Academic Economist

There are many opportunities for Economics majors to teach at the high school and college levels. At the collegiate level, Ph.D. Economists will continuously be in high demand.

Beyond these paths, Economics majors find work in almost all industries. Economics will teach you how to develop your analytical problem-solving skills that are in demand in every sector of the economy.

Below are some occupations you can receive with an Economics degree:

  • Account Representative
  • Benefits Consultant
  • Attorney
  • Brand Manager
  • Energy Analyst
  • International Tax Manager
  • Legislative Aid
  • Operations Manager
  • Professor
  • Service Manager
  • Underwriter
  • Vice President
  • money-sign  How much money will I make?


    Employment of economists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2012 to 2022. In May 2012, the national median annual wage for economists was $91,860 per year*, while the average starting pay was $51,000.

    *Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/economists.htm



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