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Welcome to the Department of Economics at Wright State University!
In our academic programs, we begin by stressing the development of a strong base in economic theory and teach the critical thinking skills that allow students to analyze a wide array of economic problems. Students are then taught how to apply these skills to solve the practical problems faced by businesses, government, and nonprofit organizations world-wide. A key distinguishing feature of our economics department is the extensive diversity of our faculty's research and teaching interests which expose students to many different economic topics and a wide ranging collection of methods for exploring and evaluating those topics. We strive to develop inquisitive minds that are committed not only to the wellbeing of the organizations that employ them, but also to the social and economic welfare of their community. We are working to generate a forward-thinking educational experience in which students grow, both personally and professionally, so that our current and future alumni are positioned to be and expected to be responsible and productive members of our society.
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News & Updates
Fifty Raj Soin College of Business students along with Barry James of James Investment Research were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest international business honor society...
Defense and construction contractors, a college consortium, a computer cabling manufacturer and agencies that help children and families will be among employers sifting for future employees...
The Raj Soin College of Business is sponsoring a Social Cost Workshop Friday, April 27, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Millet Hall Atrium.
Thursday, January 12, 2012, Dayton Business Journal By: Joe Cogliano
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About the Program
Economics is the study of how resources are used and how to make the best use of available resources. Economics students learn to make decisions that are vital to the success of businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, households, and for society as a whole. By using information on costs, income, and other important factors, economics graduates can (among many other things):
- choose the price, production level, and mix of resources that will achieve the highest profit for a business
- determine the highest impact use of a nonprofit's limited financial resources
- assist governments in finding the most efficient way to satisfy public service needs
- help a family determine the best use of their budget
- judge proposed solutions for important social problems
By providing a logical and ordered way of looking at problems and issues faced by businesses, other organizations, or society as a whole, the field of economics helps students develop critical thinking skills that are useful in many professions. Studying economics prepares students for a wider array of occupations compared to majors. This versatility is highly valued in today's constantly changing world. The lists below illustrate the extensive range of employers and occupations in which our department's graduates have recently been placed.
The Department of Economics at Wright State is committed to providing a great education for intellectually curious students who wish to pursue a rewarding career in economics. An important feature of our department distinguishing us from economics departments at other universities is a commitment to exposing students to both conventional and unconventional methods with which economic problems are approached. At the undergraduate level, we offer both a B.A. in Economics (through the College of Liberal Arts) and a B.S.B. in Business Economics (through the Raj Soin College of Business). For those undergraduates who select another major, we offer a Minor in Economics as well as a Certificate in Economic Issues. Finally, we are the home of a unique and well-respected graduate degree program, the M.S. in Social and Applied Economics. Please use the links to the right to explore these programs further.
|PNC Bank||Market Research Analyst|
|City of Dayton||Production/Cost Analyst|
|Dayton Power and Light||Economic Development Strategist|
|Key Bank||Financial Analyst|
|Merrill Lynch||Portfolio Risk Manager|
|Fifth-Third Bank||Commercial Banker|
|UTC Aerospace Systems||Investment Banker|
|Gem Real Estate Group||Financial Regulation Compliance Officer|
|Montgomery County||Environmental Economist|
|U.S. Bureau of the Census||Financial Adviser|
|Lexis-Nexis||Customer Service Manager|
|Reynolds and Reynolds||Product Sales Analyst|
|Honda of America||Economic Forecaster|
|U.S. Department of Defense||Department of Defense Contract Specialist|
|State of Ohio||Labor Market Analyst|
Department of Economics
290 Rike Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45345-0001
Phone: (937) 775-3070