Undergraduate Economics

Economics studies how individuals and governments make decisions in the presence of scarce resources. Although topics such as money, banking, recessions, and firms’ structures are discussed, Economics is a much broader field that seeks to understand, explain, and predict the outcomes of important public policy debates. 

The Economics program at Edgewood College offers three distinct concentrations that allow you to explore your interests and target a specific career path: Political Economy, Finance or Quantitative. 


Program Highlights

Our program was recently ranked by the career insights website ZIPPIA as one of the 10 Best Colleges for Economics majors in Wisconsin. The site compared the mean earnings of graduates six years after graduation and the costs of attendance from 119 different institutions of higher learning across the state.   

Economics at Edgewood College is part of a larger interdisciplinary program that includes the fields of Criminal Justice, Political Science, International Relations, and Sociology. Interdisciplinary teaching and research helps create stronger analytical skills that will broaden your perspective. 

For those who wish to study abroad, we have a longstanding study abroad program in Italy and Mexico.   


Career Outcomes

The most popular jobs pursued by Economics majors are within the corporate world. Many graduates become business analysts and consultants. In addition, many graduates become educators or researchers, or work for government and non-governmental organizations.   

Students with a Finance concentration typically pursue a career in business and finance. Those with a quantitative concentration can anticipate a career in research or continued graduate studies, while students with a Political Economy concentration may pursue a law degree or choose to work in public service-related career fields.   

In recent years, an increasing number of students have continued their education by pursuing MBAs, PhDs in Economics, or even law school. Our graduates have attended graduate school in places like California State-Chico, Tufts University, University of Cape Town, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Wisconsin Law School, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville, UW-Whitewater, and University of Connecticut. 

Students have many exciting opportunities for internships. Many work at the State Capitol, just minutes away from campus.   


  • Edgewood College has definitely prepared me for my career. Through their networking events to the professors, I feel I am truly ready to go out in the real-world.
    Austin Foley