What You Can Do With Your Economics Degree

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    TAKES SKILLS TO NEW LEVEL:   Vernon Brundage Jr., economics alumnus, went on to be an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C.; a PhD student at Howard University; and founder of a mentoring program for at-risk youth. “The skills I learned at IUP I still use to this day,” he said.

    A world of possibilities awaits economics experts

    The mastery of economics can lead you in many directions. You may pursue a post-graduate degree, or enter the workforce. Possibilities my include banking and finance, economic journalism, business, government service, and teaching at the high school level. Our graduates have found success in a variety of occupations.


    With an economics degree from IUP, you can choose from many fields of endeavor:

    • Finance
    • Environment
    • Politics
    • Research
    • Business/Management
    • Foreign Service
    • Government/Intelligence
    • Policy
    • Education
    • Research
    • Statistics
    • Demography

    Path to higher degrees

    With an economics degree from IUP, you can pursue many different higher degrees. The following are some of the more common ones:

    • Juris Doctor (Law degree)
    • MA in Economics
    • MA in Public Policy
    • MBA
    • PhD in Economics