Economics—BS

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How is Economics at Michigan Tech Different?

A focus on natural resources, the blend of business and economics, and the opportunity to work across STEM disciplines on Enterprise teams make Michigan Tech's economics program—and our graduates—stand out.

Beginning with a strong theoretical and analytical foundation, the curriculum broadens to include business, engineering, science, mathematics, and other social sciences. The result is a well-rounded educational experience—and graduates who are prepared to examine and solve high-level, high-tech business, economic, and social problems.

What You Need to Know

An undergraduate degree in economics from Michigan Tech makes an excellent foundation for law school, which many of our graduates have gone on to pursue. And for students considering a non-business major, economics is a sought-after minor. Students can dive deeper into the subject by pursuing a Master of Science in Natural Resource Economics.

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Dana Paquet

 Undergraduate in Economics and Finance

The College of Business is Small Enough to Care and Large Enough to Lead:

  • Open to all majors, the Applied Portfolio Management Program—one of the top 50 student funds in the nation—offers experience on the trading room floor by investing more than $2 million of real money.

  • The Silicon Valley Experience is a one-of-a-kind spring break trip that transports Huskies to the heart of the tech business world to tour companies and meet with successful innovators, including Michigan Tech alumni.

  • Business students gain entrepreneurial experience on campus through peer collaboration with our Business Development Experience, creating and presenting a business plan for a Senior Design or Enterprise project.

Create the Future as a:

  • Administrative assistant 
  • Advanced education student
  • Bank teller
  • Budget analyst
  • Consultant 
  • Economist
  • Financial assistant
  • Law school student
  • Leasing consultant
  • Loan officer
  • Marketing assistant
  • Project administrator
  • Statistician

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • Cummins
  • DTE Energy
  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • Reynolds, Smith, and Hills
  • UBS

Tomorrow Needs Business Leaders Who Leverage Technology

Students have opportunities to conduct research alongside economics professors. Members of the Michigan Tech Economics Club are working on the KHOB Economic Outlook Project, an annual report focused on the economic performance of four Upper Michigan counties (Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon, and Baraga).

Jerrid Burdue '17 developed a proposal to increase the savings rate for low-income citizens. His proposal won the iOMe Challenge and was recognized nationally, including meeting with US Senators.


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Student Learning Goals:

As an accredited business school, Michigan Tech assesses student learning to continuously improve curriculum and programs. Students in the College of Business can expect to achieve the following learning goals—which also align with University Undergraduate Student Learning Goals:

  1. Technical Competence—Ability to critically analyze and to achieve proficiency of information technology 
  2. Global Awareness—Skill in emerging trends and ability to see global perspective
  3. Professional Know-How—Mastery of ethics and effective communication through coursework and professional business experiences 
  4. Disciplinary Knowledge—Discipline-specific expertise as well as cross-discipline approach
  • 90%
    placement rate
  • 415
    employers attend Career Fair on campus seeking business majors
  • Top Three
    Michigan Tech business students win at the CMU New Venture Competition
  • 400
    business students on campus
  • $4.6M
    total scholarships and grants awarded to undergraduate students in the College of Business