Economics Graduate Careers

Where Economics Alumni Work

Each year, about 20 percent of MSU Moorhead’s Economics graduates proceed to law school or graduate programs. Our graduates have enrolled in prestigious institutions like Harvard, Georgetown, Ohio State University, Virginia Tech, and more.

Those alumni who enter the workforce immediately following graduation, along with those who choose to continue their education, are employed at many outstanding organizations and institutions. Here’s a small sampling of what our alumni are doing:

  • Assistant professor, Massey University
  • Credit analyst, VISION Bank
  • Assistant director, U.S. Wheat Associates
  • Equity trader, Carlin Financial Group
  • Systems engineer, NCR Corporation
  • Account manager, Kraus Anderson Insurance
  • Underwriter, The Hartford Company
  • Pharmaceutical account representative, Novartis Ophthalmics
  • Economist, IRS-Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Research Division
  • Economic development director, City of Washburn, N.D.
  • Researcher, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Catastrophe modeling analyst, Benfield

What can you do with an Economics degree in the real-world? Ask our Alumni!

Sarah (Paulsen) Borgerding
Care System Growth Advisor, HealthPartners

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