Macro Your Impact in Economics

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 majorseconomics 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.


  • International Trade and Finance
  • Urban Economics and Planning
  • Federal Reserve Challenge


Internships are critical for all economics students not planning to go immediately to graduate school. Our students have completed internships in areas and for employers 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.

Get Involved

Elon’s Economics Club: This club offers students a chance to explore economics outside of traditional classroom settings. It promotes interaction between students and faculty through various events, providing an environment for learning and discussion.

Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honor Society: Membership in this honor society recognizes students for their academic achievements in economics. It provides opportunities for further engagement economics through exclusive resources and networking.

Elon Consulting Club: Aimed at students interested in business consulting, this club helps members learn about the industry, understand essential theories and frameworks, and gain practical experience. It’s an environment for students to prepare for careers in consulting with the support of peers.

The Econ Games: Participating in The Econ Games allows students to apply their knowledge to real-world problems. It’s a team-based event focusing on data analytics and research, where students can develop both technical and soft skills important for careers in economic analysis.

Graduation Outcomes

An economics degree and an economic consulting degree provide 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 and Economic Consulting alumni work for employers such as the Federal Reserve Board, Bates White Consulting, Research Triangle Institute, NERA Economic Consulting, EY, 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.