The economics department offers a broad-based curriculum that provides students with a solid foundational understanding of economic principles and theories and the ability to tailor their studies toward a particular specialty area, such as business, law, education, international affairs, public policy, finance or research.Students who strive for academic achievement will receive mentoring,
guidance and a commitment from faculty members to be successful in their chosen career path. Our economics graduates are
poised to excel in law school, graduate programs and a variety of career
fields such as law, finance, government and business.
Courses are taught by dedicated, highly educated professors who have vast experience in economics and a variety of interest areas. Students have significant opportunities for professional development through involvement in the Center for Economic Education, the Eastern Economic Association Conference, and Econ Society, which provides opportunities to interact with fellow students and faculty, increase awareness and appreciation of economics and gain insights from experts in the field.
Marie Veillette, December 2015 MSUM graduate, received notification that a paper she wrote as an undergraduate will be published in an upcoming issue of the “Undergraduate Economic Review.” “The value of life: Explaining high spending on end-of-life care,” was developed as part of an Issues in Health Care Economics course taught by Dr. T. J. […]
Dirk Jasperse, a Economics and Political Science double major, had his paper “Evaluating the Impact of Library Children’s program Attendance on Circulation of Library Children’s Materials” accepted for publication in Issues in Political Economy, a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate research in Economics. Jasperse’s paper originated as a term paper in Introduction to Econometrics. He was […]
Oscar Flores, Tonya Jo Hansen, and Economics alumni Rachel Hettich (’03) and Derek Hagen (’05) had the paper “Long-term Benefits of Undergraduate Research in Economics: A Dialogue” accepted for publication by the peer-reviewed journal Perspectives in Undergraduate Research and Mentoring. The paper describes the origin of undergraduate research in Economics at MSU Moorhead and the […]
The economics program has opened Poverty & Discrimination (Econ 305 & Women’s Studies 305), a LASC Human Diversity area goal 7 class. This fall class will meet MW 1:30 to 2:45. The class usually fills quickly so be sure to sign up before you start your summer break.