To be successful as an economist, you need to apply rational decision-making procedures to complex questions—you must be able to think analytically. Western Michigan University's economics in business program hones and develops your abilities and prepares you for a career in a number of fields, including business management, commodities trading, financial planning and public administration, among others.
If you decide to major in economics in business at WMU, you will develop a solid background in several areas of business, including finance, marketing and accounting, and will graduate with a degree in economics from the Haworth College of Business. You will gain experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in financial service firms and develop strong interpersonal and communication skills, which will enable you to work well with a diverse clientele.
As an economics in business student at WMU, you will have the opportunity to join several business-related student organizations that focus on marketing, sales, business technology and general sales. You will also be encouraged to pursue summer or semester internships with local firms to gain hands-on experience.
Recent WMU graduates with economics in business degrees are working as:
- Financial planners
Among the organizations they work for are:
- Market research firms
- Consumer goods manufacturing firms
- Business firms
- Consulting firms
- Government agencies
- Accounting firms
- Private corporations
- Financial institutions
- Financial planning firms