Chairperson: Andrew G. Meyer, Ph.D.
Department of Economics website

Economics provides a framework to study how people, businesses and governments make decisions when faced with limited resources. Economists use theoretical models and data analysis to study human behavior, inform business decisions and evaluate the effectiveness of programs. A major in Economics gives students the analytical tools to make sense of real-world data and complicated social phenomena. Economics intersects with many other disciplines and is applied to wide ranging issues including health, the environment, sports, gender, politics, education and poverty. Many students pair Economics with a range of other majors to craft a personalized curriculum. Whether students are interested in a career in private industry, government, public policy or the nonprofit sector, a degree in economics provides students with the tools to succeed. Being in a vibrant metropolitan area offers a great many advantages to our students, including access to internships with many top firms and organizations within the Milwaukee metro area. Our alumni have gone on to successful careers in many different areas including, but not limited to, policy analysts, data analysts, practicing attorneys, futures traders, financial analysts and business consultants. In addition, students take part in unique opportunities such as the Applied Global Business Learning program, which allows students to apply their economic skills in developing countries, and the Czech Republic program, where students learn about international business issues in the European Union.