If you feel that problem solving should have a purpose, you’re not alone—welcome to the world of economics. In today’s global business world, crazy-smart economists are needed now more than ever. At Michigan Tech you’ll gain an understanding of how economies function as you develop a strong analytical foundation for examining and solving economic, business, and social problems. That’s taking smart to a whole new level.
What You Need to Know About Economics
- Our curriculum blends business, engineering, science, mathematics, and other social sciences, and gives you the flexibility to design your studies around your own interests.
- Take finance courses and participate in the Applied Portfolio Management Program, where you’ll invest over $1 million in real money—our team has taken the top award at the RISE International Investment Challenge three times in nine years. A pretty crazy track record!
- You can get certified to teach economics through the secondary teacher certification program.
- You’ll enjoy close professional relationships with professors who can get you connected with research projects. Plus, all core courses are taught by professors who have earned PhDs in economics.
- Free help is at your fingertips; the Sam B. Tidwell Student Center provides tutoring support in economics, accounting, and statistics.
- You’ll be well-prepared for graduate study toward an MBA; advanced degrees in economics, law, public administration; or a full-time job. Our recent graduates have enjoyed a 90 percent placement rate in their field of interest—with companies known regionally and internationally—or in top graduate schools across the country.
The Business Development Experience
The Business Development Experience will differentiate your education from other business schools in the United States—we’re the only school offering this unique opportunity. Students have the opportunity to complete at least one of the following on-campus business learning opportunities during their senior year:
- Develop, write, and present a business plan for a Michigan Tech College of Engineering Senior Design Project.
- Manage a Michigan Tech Enterprise; develop, write, and present a business development plan for the Enterprise.
- Manage a portfolio worth over $1.3 million through the Applied Portfolio Management Program as a member of a student investment team.
See what some of our current students have to say about the crazy-smart goings on in the School of Business and Economics.