Department of Economics

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Economics is a social science that studies how people make the best use of resources. At Wright State, you can learn how economics offers a logical and ordered way of looking at problems faced by individuals, organizations, government, and society. Your study of economics will include:

  • Understanding economic models
  • Analyzing individual decision-making
  • Critical thinking
  • Evaluating assumptions and implications
  • Applications to real-world problems
  • Important historical developments in the world economy

Enhancing Career Skills

You will leave Wright State prepared for a wide array of occupations, giving you many career options and tremendous flexibility in the job market.

You will acquire the necessary mathematical and statistical skills to analyze economic problems during your future career. You will understand techniques and applications necessary for arriving at key decisions faced by modern government and business organizations, including:

  • Leading a cultural nonprofit to maximize its community impact
  • Balancing resources for a county's poverty programs
  • Improving the production efficiency of a small business
  • Initiating a large company's effort to identify new markets

These are just examples of how economics graduates are making a difference in today’s world. Consider how an economics degree from the Raj Soin College of Business could prepare you to be the next difference-maker.

Success Stories

If you’re wondering about the value of college internships, check in with Wright State marketing alumnus Marshall Ward.
As a full-time military officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, he had little free time to take night classes at Wright State. But Mike Thirtle made time.

Department News

2022 Student Award Winners

Recently, the Department of Economics announced the winners of the 2022 student awards. 

Frederick M. Finney Memorial Scholarship Award
Joshua Miller

Scholarship seekers

More than two dozen high school students competed for scholarships to Wright State at the Business Scholarship Challenge.

Raj Soin College of Business maintains prestigious AACSB Business and Accounting Accreditation

The Raj Soin College of Business has maintained its accredited status by ensuring the highest level of quality in teaching, research and service.

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Take the Next Step

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