Picture yourself as a consultant for Fortune 500 organizations. Imagine working to affect policy in Washington, D.C., or running a nonprofit dedicated to reducing scarcity in Third World countries. Do you see yourself in government, taking a seat at the United Nations or working for an international organization?

Economics gives you the tools to analyze events and predict the future based on historical trends. They study decision-making, both on an individual and global scale. When broadly applied, economics can impact everyday life and how we organize, plan and manage our lives.

Economics is foundational to a number of career paths. Let the Offutt School of Business help you decide which one to take. 

Grant Weller '08

My Concordia experience promoted personal growth and prepared me for my future endeavors in academic and professional life.

The Offutt School of Business Difference

As an economics major, you’ll learn to pay attention to world events and their likely impact on everyday choices and decisions. There’s plenty of hands-on learning as well. Each summer, students can participate in an undergraduate research program in experimental economics.

You’ll study how global markets function, how financial institutions work and adapt based on a variety of impacts, and the principles of cost of living. Plus, you’ll learn business basics, like accounting and finance, to help solidify your educational foundation.

Past economics graduates have become financial or credit analysts, personal financial advisors, economic consultants for a variety of business sizes (including Fortune 500 companies), economic policy advisors, Federal Reserve Banks governors, lobbyists and even held positions at the United Nations. 

Plus, many economics principles apply across business – opening doors into the accounting and finance world, among others. 

Global, Ethical, Entrepreneurial

Founded on the pillars of transformative leadership, global engagement, ethical decision-making, and an entrepreneurial mindset, the Offutt School of Business is dedicated to sending into society thoughtful and informed business leaders with a strong moral compass. Our students attend classes in a state-of-the-art facility and participate in cutting-edge curriculum that allows them to think critically and network globally.