The Applied Economics program focuses on the relationship between business and the economy, preparing you to become a business economist. With the knowledge and skills gained through your coursework, you will have the ability to help businesses and organizations adapt to the ever-changing economic environment. As a business economist, you also will be able to relate the domestic and global economic outlooks to your business' or organization's markets.

Based on your economic knowledge, you will have the ability to prepare and interpret forecasts for businesses regarding:

  • Optimal pricing
  • Sales and advertising
  • Marketing policies
  • Purchasing
  • Industrial relations
  • Investment and portfolio decisions

Business economists work in a variety of industries, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Communications
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Retailing
  • Finance and investment
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Consulting

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