What is Economics?
  • “Economics is not just about money and the stock market.” It intersects various fields and topics and studies human decision making in various contexts; and promotes an understanding of social phenomena.
  • The Economics major provides strong statistical and data analysis training highly valued in the labor market. These skills can be applied to various fields ranging across banking, health care, insurance, international development and education.
  • Students are closely mentored by a small group of diverse faculty. Students have opportunities to participate in mentored research projects, interact with cohort groups through a student organization and obtain career guidance throughout their tenure. 

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A Valpo Economics Major Takes You Far

Grad Party

Major in Economics

Major or minor in Economics.


Graduate Program

Obtain a Masters degree in International Economics & Finance.


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