About the Major

Economics is an analysis of issues such as inflation, unemployment, monopolies, and economic growth. You will learn about how the economic system works and study theory, policy, and trends. This major provides a broad view of national and international business conditions and explores ways to deal with economic problems of society and the individual. It proves an understanding of production, distribution, and consumption of goods. You will gain a firm grounding in theory and exposure to problems in business, nonprofit, and government agency environments (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2017).

Skills and abilities this major develops include: understanding economic concepts, technical writing, problem solving, statistical analysis, and research (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2017).

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Micro and macro economics
  • Introduction to statistical theory in economics
  • Mathematics
  • Money and banking
  • Current economic issues
  • International economics
  • Urban economics

Possible Careers

  • Accountant*
  • Actuary*
  • Attorney*
  • Business analyst or consultant
  • Marketing analyst
  • Labor relations specialist

*These careers require additional education or training.

Where could I work?

  • Banking, finance, or insurance
  • Consulting
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Education
  • IUPUI
  • Research and development services

Arts, Humanities, and Human Services Cluster

This major is part of the Arts, Humanities, and Human Services (AHHS) cluster. The AHHS cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in art and design, education, general studies, journalism, liberal arts, and social work. The AHHS cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools. 

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