Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business



Program Opportunities

  • Major in Economics (32 hours)
  • Minor in Economics (20 hours; 10 for Accounting and Business majors)


In Manchester’s innovative economics program, you’ll go beyond just facts to learn transferrable skills in analysis, critical thinking and communications techniques that will prepare you for a wide variety of career opportunities. What you learn at Manchester about business economics, econometrics, macroeconomics and microeconomics is enhanced by a cutting-edge curriculum that employs game theory, philosophy and behavioral economics to further expand your understanding of how economics connects to real-world situations.

Why Manchester?

Manchester economics students experience hands-on learning and quantitative research not found at many institutions. Opportunities to present research at professional conferences are enhanced by the publication of the Wabash County Economic Report, a three-year internship using research and applied economics that includes rich experiences on and off campus.

All of this sets Manchester University economics graduates apart and makes them highly valued by employers no matter where their career paths take them. An economics degree affords both international and domestic opportunities in the fields of business, finance, politics, law and more. And the methods you learn in answering the questions economics poses – the so-called “economic way of thinking” – are invaluable in solving problems in everyday life situations.

Careers for an Economics Major

  • Account Executive
  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Bond/Commmodities/Securities Trader
  • Business Forecaster
  • Buyer
  • Consultant
  • Economist
  • Financial Planner/Analyst
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Investment Counselor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Stockbroker
  • 88 Careers for an Economics Major

Successful Graduates