Economics | College of Business Administration | Kent State University

Economics

Welcome

We make choices every day, both in our personal and professional lives. Economics is the study of how individuals, businesses and societies make decisions and their resulting implications. Majoring in economics provides you with a coherent framework to analyze why specific choices are made, how choices should be made and their resulting effects. Courses emphasize critical thinking, conceptualizing and solving problems and understanding and analyzing data in decision-making.

Kathryn Wilson, Ph.D.

Department Chair for Economics
kwilson3@kent.edu
330-672-1093


Why Economics?

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics equips students with a variety of skills sought by employers, including conceptualizing and solving problems; locating, organizing and using relevant information; and analytical ability.

Career and Major Fact Sheet (PDF)


Degrees

The major or minor in Economics provides you with excellent career opportunities and is superb preparation for graduate study. You develop valued skills in small class settings and are able to select courses suited to your interests, chosen from a wide range of topics.

 



Economics SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer several Economics specific scholarships in addition to general College of Business Administration scholarships each year. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need.

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Economics INTERNSHIPS

As an Economics major or graduate student, you may use an internship as credit for the major. If you are a junior in good standing and meet the minimum cumulative and major GPA requirements, you may be eligible to receive credit. Talk to your advisor or visit the College of Business Administration Career Services Office for more information.

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Faculty/Staff Directory

Economics Faculty


FACULTY/STAFF DIRECTORY


Faculty Research

The economics department faculty members are actively engaged in research and publication in top economics journals. Click below for a listing of publications in the past 5 years.
 

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Student Involvement

STUDENT ECONOMIST ASSOCIATION

The Student Economist Association (SEA) provides an environment that facilitates academic achievement and interaction among students, alumni and professionals in the economic community. The goals of The SEA are: to provide a forum to discuss economic issues related to business, government and public policy; to better develop your leadership, communication and analytical abilities; and to provide you opportunities to socialize with other members. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STUDENT ECONOMIST ASSOCIATION

OMICRON DELTA EPSILON

Omicron Delta Epsilon is the International Honor Society in Economics. This organization has more than 400 chapters throughout the world and offers you opportunities to activities such as invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings and special projects. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OMICRON DELTA EPSILON


Advisory Board

The Economics advisory board helps guide and develop curriculum and programs. For more information, contact the Department Chair Donald R. Williams.

VIEW THE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS


Contact Us

  • ECONOMICS OFFICE
    Phone: 330-672-2366
    Fax: 330-672-9808
    480 Business Administration Building
    economics@kent.edu

    MAILING ADDRESS
    College of Business Administration
    P.O. Box 5190
    Kent State University
    Kent, OH 44242

    UNDERGRADUATE COORDINATOR
    Thomas Sahajdack
    tsahajda@kent.edu

  • KATHRYN WILSON, Ph.D.
    330-672-1093
    Department Chair
    kwilson3@kent.edu


    GRADUATE ADVISOR
    Dandan Liu
    dliu@kent.edu