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Students in the University Center at Ferris State University in Big Rapids MI

Economics Program

 Options: Bachelor's, Minor

 Locations: Main Campus

Build Your Economics Foundation

From the best way to build your savings account to the complex interactions of global trade policies and markets, the study of economics helps us understand how people and organizations make choices and how those choices shape our world.

Combining classical economics with a cutting-edge, 21st century business core, the Ferris Economics degree program will provide you with the tools to untangle those choices and behaviors, analyze the structures and forces that produce them, and apply your analysis and understanding in a career where you can make an impact on the world.

With your Economics bachelor's degree, you will be ready for a career as a leader in business, finance, law, public policy, and an extremely wide range of other fields.

Program Details

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Careers in Economics

You will find economics majors in leadership positions in practically every field. Your economics education has applications across a wide range of industries, which means you can pursue a career in any area you're passionate about.

Think there's a better way to do healthcare in the United States? An economics degree from Ferris will position you to change things. Looking to make your name in the stock market and investing? Your Ferris economics degree with give you the edge.

From the largest corporations and government entities to the smallest start-ups and non-profit organizations, your Bachelor's of Science in Economics will position you to build a meaningful and impactful career in areas such as:

Loan Officer
Median Salary: $63,270

Market Research Analyst
Median Salary: $63,790

Accountant or Auditor
Median Salary: $71,550

Logistician
Median Salary: $74,750

Budget Analyst
Median Salary: $76,540

Financial Examiner
Median Salary: $81,090

Financial Analyst
Median Salary: $81,590

Management Consultant
Median Salary: $85,260

Personal Financial Advisor
Median Salary: $87,850

Actuary
Median Salary: $108,350

Compensation and Benefits Manager
Median Salary: $122,270

ROI For Economics Majors

On top of a huge range of diverse career options, economics graduates are in high demand and very well compensated. According to Glassdoor, economics majors receive the fifteenth highest starting salary of all college majors. Payscale places several economic disciplines in the top 100 highest earning majors.

Together with the high value of a Ferris education and our high-dollar scholarship programs, the return on earning your Bachelor's of Science in Economics at Ferris State University is clear.

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Hands-On Economics

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As a student in the Ferris Economics program you will be immersed in a supportive, collaborative community and will have numerous opportunities to take your education outside of the classroom.

College Fed Challenge

Join our highly rated Fed Challenge team and compete against undergrads at other top universities. Analyze economic conditions, develop a policy recommendation, and present your findings to a panel of prestigious judges.

Economics Book Club

Dig into the literature with faculty members and fellow students. The Economics Book Club chooses a new book each semester and engages in lively discussions every week. Honors students can earn honors credit for joining the group.

Top Internships and Fellowships

Our faculty's deep connections to industry mean you will have a direct path to competitive internships and fellowships with the world's top employers.