Economics provides students with a broad business foundation and
the tools necessary for success in nearly all aspects of business.
Economics has connections not only to the other business
disciplines but also to the liberal arts, including psychology,
political science, history and more. As such, it is a major that
can be pursued at Butler in two ways - either as a business student
or as a liberal arts student. Economics is also an excellent track
for students interested in pre-law.
As an economics student, you will acquire many of the skills
highly valued by employers including writing, critical-thinking and
quantitative skills. A Business Week study found that
economics was the second favorite undergraduate major of chief
executive officers of major corporations.
In addition to covering a wide range of business disciplines,
curriculum includes the study of microeconomics, macroeconomics
and the addition of specialized electives.
Microeconomics is the study of how households and firms
make decisions and how they interact in markets.
Macroeconomics is the study of economy-wide phenomena,
including inflation, unemployment and economic growth.
The economics major prepares students for careers as managers
and economic analysts in a broad selection of business, government
or not-for-profit organizations or for graduate school. Economics
is an excellent prelaw major. Below is a small sample of the
employment opportunities available to economics majors.
- Banking and Finance Manager
- Budget Analyst
- Credit Lender
- Economic Forecaster
- Financial Analyst
- Foreign Trade Analyst
- Insurance Claims and Underwriter
- Management Consultant
- Market Research Analyst
- Public Policymaker
- Securities Analyst
- Securities Sales Representative
- Strategic Planner
- Survey Researcher
Double majors are
available within the College of Business.