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Economics

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Economics is the study of decision making. Economists gather, manage, and analyze economic and business data to understand and predict trends so decision makers can make informed choices. Microeconomics focuses on developing theories about issues such as profit maximization, individual purchases, firm growth, etc. at the personal or company level; while macroeconomics focuses on decisions at a national level such as interest rates, money supply, unemployment, and more. Offering a low student-to-faculty ratio, each student receives individualized attention and mentoring from highly skilled faculty. Students in this program are actively encouraged to pursue faculty-guided individual studies and internships relevant to the field, with a particular focus on developing their quantitative skills. CWU offers multiple specializations and minors in the economics area, including the newest minor in Business Analytics, to help students diversify their skills. Choose between the 3 specializations or 2 minors:
 

General Economics Specialization

General Economics students learn to think creatively and deeply about important economic issues facing the world today. Students apply a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives to issues of economic efficiency, economic growth, international trade, public policy, environment, and social justice. Economics teaches valuable critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques that are highly valued in all aspects of business and in government. This specialization provides a great preparation for economics and public policy graduate programs, and law school.
Available at Ellensburg

Economic and Business Forecasting Specialization

Economic and Business Forecasting major focuses on the analysis of business and economic trends such as prices, sales, business cycles, and commodity flows. Economists gather, manage, and analyze economic and business data to understand and predict trends so decision makers can make informed choices. Students develop technical skills and gain experience with statistical software. They utilize the latest econometric methods in their data analysis and can offer forecasting expertise to business and governments alike. This program provides a great preparation for economics, finance and analytics graduate programs.
Available at Ellensburg

Managerial Economics Specialization

Managerial Economics applies economic principles to solve common business problems. It studies how managers make decision in all aspect of business, especially in finance, marketing, accounting, supply chain and management. Managerial economists gather, manage and analyze business data to inform and evaluate business strategies. The Managerial Economics program is for students with a primary interest in private sector employment, and combines economics with accounting and finance courses that are useful in a business setting. This program at CWU provides a great preparation for economics, MBA, finance and accounting graduate programs

Available at Ellensburg

Economics Minor I

This minor is designed to accompany the business administration and accounting majors. Prior approval of electives by the economics advisor is required.

Available at Ellensburg and Online

Economics Minor II

This minor is designed for all majors with the exception of business administration and accounting. Prior approval of electives by the economics advisor is required.

Available at Ellensburg and Online

 

What can I do with a degree in Economics?

Learn about: Areas to be Employed in: Recent Employers:

Micro

Macro and Monetary

Financial

International

Industrial Organizational

Demographic or Labor

Natural Resource and Environmental

Public Finance

Econometric

Data Collection and Analysis

Research Analysis

Forecasting

Planning

Consulting

Policy Advising

Economic Development

Banking and Finance

Insurance

Levi Strauss & CO

Boeing

Google

Amazon

AT & T

Convoy Inc

 

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Central Experience

"I met some of the best staff and faculty advisors in the world, and they all pointed me in the right direction whenever I needed guidance. All of the people that were years ahead of me helped me in many different ways. One of the major ways they aided me was by pushing me to do more. With the help of my advisors, I seized an opportunity to intern at The Boeing Company." - Maceo Sample

"The economics club is the best thing about the field of economics." - Landen Hashimura

Economics Association

The Economics Club connects students with a group of peers and provides opportunities for motivated students to take up leadership roles within their field, attend professional conferences, and conduct industry-relevant research. CWU offers multiple specializations and minors in the economics area, including the newest minor in Business Analytics, to help students diversify their skills. 

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