Develop your ability to think critically and solve real-world, ill-structured problems. Learn the data analysis and writing skills that are highly valued whether your interest is in economic consulting, public policy or graduate school. Both of our majors – economics and economic consulting – are built on a rigorous foundation of the micro- and macro-economic theory needed to understand consumer and firm behavior and the data analysis skills needed to make business and policy–oriented decisions.
Internships are critical for all economics students not planning to go immediately to graduate school. Our students have recently completed internships in areas such as economic consulting for Ernst & Young and Bates White, investment research for Commonwealth Financial Network, financial advisory for Morgan Stanley, and finance management for Bank of America.
An economics degree provides an excellent foundation for a variety of professions, such as economic consultant, financial analyst, research economist, entrepreneur, lawyer, insurance underwriter, and civil servant. Elon Economics alumni work for employers such as the Federal Reserve Board, Research Triangle Institute, NERA Economic Consulting, Ernst & Young, Wells Fargo, Carolina Panthers, Credit Suisse, Accenture, GEICO and the Peace Corps. Alumni have also pursued graduate study in economics, law, urban and regional development, accounting, finance, management, public policy, and international studies.