Globalization and technology continue to change the field of economics, and those who specialize in this field must be familiar with not only the practical tools and processes shaping this area, but with the theory that allows professionals to solve problems and provide sound guidance to companies and regulatory bodies. That’s at the core of the Stevens Economics major. The curriculum emphasizes both technology and exposure to international aspects of economics, including an optional study abroad component. Courses emphasize the three areas identified by the American Economic Association as critical to student success in this industry: logical problem solving, data analysis, and compelling speech and writing.
“What I’m finding I like most about the classes I’m taking is that I can see myself applying these skills, and I do see a lot of improvement. You’re just put in these situations to work with groups, and you get a week to build a presentation, do a SWOT analysis, and then you have to get up and present for 45 minutes. Making that happen just builds your confidence and presentation skills.”
Eddy Scanlan, Economics student Class of 2016
Top careers in economics
Students in the Economics program develop an international perspective and an appreciation for the technology that makes predictive modeling possible. The skillset taught at Stevens prepares graduates for work in consulting, government and insurance, as well as analyst jobs at major companies. Some careers our students pursue upon graduating:
Market research analyst Actuary Management consultant
Banking, Credit and Financial Institutions
Technology and globalization have brought sweeping changes to financial markets and institutions. This course offers an in-depth look at the functions and structure of financial markets, including securities exchanges, investment management vehicles, market makers and banks; economic and monetary policy, and their impacts on financial markets; and changing trends in the global financial system.