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.
Department Chair for Economics
Listen to the podcast below to hear Kathy Wilson, Ph.D., Department Chair for Economics, provide an overview of what the Kent State economics major entails and which types of careers economics students can go into following graduation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Economics advisory board helps guide and develop curriculum and programs. For more information, contact the Department Chair Donald R. Williams.
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College of Business Administration
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Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242