Economics Learning Opportunities

Small class sizes, outstanding faculty advising, and personal, one-on-one attention provide you with an exceptional learning environment. You’ll gain experience in faculty-mentored research projects, attend an alumni panel and workshop, and have the opportunity to join student organizations that will enhance your education outside of the classroom. Work hard. We’ll mentor you. Succeed.

The Economic Society is MSUM’s economic club. The student organization meets one a month to discuss economic issues, volunteer on campus and in the community, and attend economics and business-related events around the region. The Economic Society also holds a variety of professional and social activities that allow you to learn more about economics and engage in networking opportunities.

The Economics Lab, located in MacLean Hall 381, provides students with a welcoming setting to build peer connections; study in a quiet, comfortable space; collaborate on homework, research and class projects; interact with faculty and hold organization meetings.

Available resources include computers, economics textbooks and related reading materials. The Economics Lab also houses a collection of Center for Economic Education resource materials.

The Economics lab is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

At MSUM, we take great pride in research opportunities offered to students. Economics majors present at the annual Student Academic Conference and compete at the national level in both research presented to national audiences and research published in peer-reviewed undergraduate journals. For more about research opportunities, contact your academic advisor.

MSU Moorhead’s Student Academic Conference (SAC) provides an opportunity for student researchers to present their work to faculty, administration, peers and the community in a formal academic setting each April. You’ll have the chance to present your hard work in a variety of ways—panel discussions, workshops, multimedia presentations, displays and demonstrations—and gather constructive feedback to help you better analyze and continue exploration.

More than 40 MSUM Economics majors have presented their research at the Eastern Economics Association Conference since 2005. This prestigious annual meeting features research from the most talented Economics students from around the country. The cost of students' travel, lodging and conference fees are financed by MSUM Economics alumni.