Economics is the study of how society, businesses, organizations and individuals produce, exchange, buy and sell goods and services. A Bachelor of Arts in Economics earned at The University of Akron prepares students for careers in the field through:
Program culminates in a senior project where you will demonstrate your abilities and apply what you have learned, both analytically and quantitatively.
Gain practical professional experience through internship opportunities typically taken in the summer between the third and fourth years.
Interact with other economics students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:
With an economics degree you can do "anything you want to do" or "anything which requires analytical and problem solving skills." You will have an important skill set that differentiates you from others, and is needed in both the private and public sectors, which gives you flexibility. Thus, a variety of career opportunities are available to well-trained economists:
A degree in economics paves the way to many career opportunities. To follow a particular career-oriented track, the department offers electives in business (15 credits), banking and international economics (15 credits), public policy (18 credits) and graduate school (18 credits).
The best opportunities are in private industry, especially in research, testing and consulting firms. Job prospects are especially good for those with advanced degrees.
Creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: