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Economics (BA)

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Students in the Economics (BA) program focus on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of economics, while also exploring a variety of subjects that impact the social, political, legal and corporate economic climate. The degree provides students with a comprehensive view of economics, with a minor requirement that's intended to challenge individuals to find and explore their niche. With intimate class sizes, students are able to concentrate solely on concepts such as inflation, resource management, microeconomics and macroeconomics, statistics and more. SVSU's expert faculty encourage data-driven, hands-on research and offer students the opportunity to work on pre-financed, cutting-edge projects. These research opportunities performed by fellow majors have led to both national and international exposure at conferences, as well as via publications in scholarly journals. Through their perseverance and dedication, Economics (BA) students are able to study abroad in rich learning environments that expose them to real-world domestic and international economies. With access to state-of-the-art behavior labs and a Bloomberg trading room, these cardinals rise above their collegiate competitors long before they ever step foot off campus! 

Cardinal Points

  • Economics students can study abroad for short or long term sessions in countries across Europe, Africa and Asia.

  • Opening in 2020, the new Scott L. Carmona College of Business will offer state-of-the-art facilities like the Bloomberg trading room, consumer behavior labs and other team project environments.

  • Students work with faculty to conduct data-driven research and have the opportunity to publish original articles in scholarly journals.

  • Less than 5% of business colleges globally are accredited by the AACSB-International—SVSU's Scott L. Carmona College of Business is one of them.

  • Over 90% of the faculty of the College of Business belong to a professional or service organization, providing diverse networking opportunities for students.

SVSU's Economics (BA) program offers a thorough education in macro- and microeconomics, accounting and statistics with the freedom to explore a variety of subjects. Life as an Economics (BA) major includes in-class instruction, data-driven research and selecting a minor to advance their collegiate experience. Students receive a well-rounded and exploratory education to prepare them for life after graduation. 

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Our Students After Graduation...

Employers

State of Michigan
Chemical Bank
Lansing Mayor's Office
Lansing Board of Water & Light
Dow
Wells Fargo
Michigan House of Representatives

Career Opportunities

Project Manager
Planning Engineer
Auditor
Human Resources Development
Vice President of Investments
Sales Representative

  • 16% projected growth for the employment of financial managers with a Bachelor’s degree through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $127,990 is the median yearly pay for a financial manager in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a bachelor’s degree from SVSU’s BA program in Economics, students are prepared for careers such as portfolio manager, actuary, and financial manager, or graduate school to pursue careers as economists.

Cardinal Successes

These stories offer insight into how SVSU students have turned their education into successful opportunities yielding real-world success.

Jenni Putz Economics and Applied Mathematics Alum

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Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.

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