Why Study Economics?


Students of economics learn the principles and methods that individuals and institutions, public and private, utilize to identify the costs and benefits associated with alternative decisions´╗┐.

Real World Problems

Students are exposed to global macroeconomic issues such as the ramifications of the changes in the international economic environment on the growth and prosperity of nations. Through their coursework, students encounter real life scenarios that challenge them to think critically to solve actual economic problems. Thus, students learn the skills necessary to meet the challenges they’ll face in working in economics, and they will have the knowledge to develop innovative solutions.


The knowledge and skills that the student of economics acquires are useful in many professions and are highly desirable for employment requiring strong analytical and problem solving skills. Students of economics find employment in both private business and in government service, or many pursue graduate degrees in business, economics, law, and public policy.

Specific Skill Set

Government and business agencies constantly allocate resources, analyze economic trends and forecast financial changes. Through the Cook School’s economics curriculum, you’ll learn to apply theory and problem-solving skills while balancing public policy with the choices faced by today’s society.

Career Paths