Economics zeroes in on the thousands of decisions that people make all over the world—from leaders of Fortune 500 companies and political leaders to city planners and teenagers looking for their first jobs—that guide the world's financial markets, geopolitics, and the lives of every person on the planet. In the same way that physics makes up the foundations of biology or medicine, economic theory is the bedrock of business.
As an economics student, you'll become an expert in the theory and practice of economics, learning how the power of individual decisions and group dynamics influences markets and economic systems. You'll gain the skills and tools you need to excel in fields from business and law to economics, public policy and beyond.
Economics major, minor, and concentration
Choose from a wide variety of economics courses suited to your career interests and develop skills that will serve you on whatever path you choose.
Behavioral economics concentration (interdisciplinary)
Enhance your other areas of study with an exploration of human behavior through the lens of economics.
Public policy concentration (interdisciplinary)
Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to create innovative and socially responsible solutions to the most critical issues facing society.
Internships for economics students
We make sure you leave Hamline with work experience in economics on your resume—and the opportunities are boundless. Whether you want to explore a career in finance, operations, trade, or beyond, we have internship opportunities for you.
Examples of past economics student internships include:
- Bloomington Public Health Division, student experience intern
- Boyum and Barenscheer, PLLP, audit and assurance intern
- BrocorXchange, data manager
- Carlson Wagonlit Travel, business analytics intern
- City of Saint Paul, administrative intern
- YMCA, field trip analyst
- The Arc, grants intern
- Southern Anoka Community Assistance, budget assistant
- Drip, analytics intern
Explore career paths
Our innovative courses and one-on-one mentoring by faculty will give you the tools to succeed in a variety of jobs, such as:
- Economic consultant
- City manager
- Credit analyst
- Business reporter
Take your studies further with graduate school
You can also put your degree to work in any number of fields, including:
- Business management
- Business or data analysis
- Public administration
- Urban planning
- Market research
- Financial consulting
- Hospital management
- Transportation management
Why study economics at Hamline?
Career Mentor Program
Work one-on-one with your personal senior executive mentor to plan your career and impress hiring managers and recruiters.
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