Why study Economics at Duquesne?

Economics majors can expect to earn almost $4 million over their careers

Economics majors can expect to earn almost $4 million over their careers

Unemployment rates for Economics majors are 9th lowest out of 50 majors

Unemployment rates for Economics majors are 9th lowest out of 50 majors

The unemployment rate for students in the first year after graduation is lower for economics and business majors than for other majors.

The unemployment rate for students in the first year after graduation is lower for economics and business majors than for other majors.

Economics majors report 5th highest job satisfaction out of 75 majors.

Economics majors report 5th highest job satisfaction out of 75 majors.

Economics is the second most highly represented major among the top 1% of wage earners.

Economics is the second most highly represented major among the top 1% of wage earners.

Median Salaries by Undergraduate Degree (graduate degree holders excluded): Economics majors earn 5th highest salaries out of 100 majors

Median Salaries by Undergraduate Degree (graduate degree holders excluded): Economics majors earn 5th highest salaries out of 100 majors

Workers (age 24-34) who majored in economics as undergraduates earn more than workers who majored in other business fields.

Workers (age 24-34) who majored in economics as undergraduates earn more than workers who majored in other business fields.

Workers (age 35-44) who majored in Economics as undergraduates earn more than workers who majored in other business fields.

Workers (age 35-44) who majored in Economics as undergraduates earn more than workers who majored in other business fields.

Economics majors score higher on the LSAT than other majors—including Pre-Law, Political Science, and Criminology majors.

Economics majors score higher on the LSAT than other majors—including Pre-Law, Political Science, and Criminology majors.

What can I do with an Economics degree?

Interested in entering the workforce? Economics majors are employed in a wide variety of positions such as:

  • Business Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Market Analyst
  • Forecaster
  • Appraiser
  • Securities Broker
  • Urban Planner
  • Statistician
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Investment Analyst

Interested in pursuing a graduate degree? Economics majors are prepared for graduate study in:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • General Business
  • Statistics
  • Law
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Public Policy
  • International Affairs

Why Duquesne?

As the business world becomes more conscious of ethics and appreciative of the need for ethical behavior, it becomes ever more necessary that those who learn how to shape the world acquire their skills in an environment that emphasizes ethics and the spirituality whence ethics originates. Duquesne University educates not simply the mind, but the mind, the heart, and the soul. The Duquesne student learns not simply how one can act, but how one ought to act.

Why do employers and graduate schools prefer Economics majors?

In an ever-changing work environment, those who can apply critical thinking and logical analysis in innovative ways and in the face of unique circumstances command the field. Economics majors are prized because of their ability to think divergently. Economics majors learn not what to think, but how to think.

“The best people are more frequently taking Economics as their major …  It shows they have the intellectual fire…to perform well in an MBA program.”

-Richard Silverman
Executive Director of Admissions
Yale School of Management

“Of all the majors, Economics ranks in the top four or five consistently …  Logical reasoning and analytical skills are critical to legal studies.”

-Edward Tom
Director of Admissions
UC Berkeley School of Law

Did you know…

  • Economics majors score higher on the LSAT then all other majors (including pre-law, political science, and criminology majors).
  • Lawyers with Economics degrees earn more than lawyers with any other degree.
  • Starting salaries for Economics majors exceed starting salaries for all business majors.