Economics

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Economics studies the interaction between individuals, businesses and government and how their decisions impact personal well-being as well as society. Our curriculum goes beyond theory, providing students with practical skills to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. All economics majors take the economics core and then choose one of three tracks — business, quantitative or policy.

Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of a few courses that might pique your interest.

ECON 3120 Labor Economics
Examine the organization, function and outcomes of labor markets.Topics include wage determination, labor market discrimination, the economic impact of unions, compensation and incentives of workers, and the effects of regulations.
ECON 3130 The Business of Sports
ECON 3130 explores the business of sports. Topics may include issues pertaining to stadium site selection and financing, the relationship between team and municipality, legal aspects of sports business, or other issues related to sports and society.

Degree Options

Discover your degrees, minors, concentrations and certification options available for this field of study.

Minor in Economics

Higher Demand for Economists

The employment of economists will grow faster than average at 14% from 2019 to 2029.*

Rewarding Pay for Economics Majors

Pay for economics degree jobs is among the most rewarding of all occupations.

Choose From One of Three Economics Tracks

Millsaps offers three track options: business, policy & quantitative economics.
* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021

Our distinctive strengths

Millsaps economics majors develop the analytical tools that empower them to answer questions such as: How do the social networks of firm leadership impact firm performance? To what extent and how do innovative companies like Google and Tesla disrupt traditional automotive giants? How do advances in technology, such as artificial intelligence, shape the future of the labor market?
  • All Else School of Management at Millsaps College major programs are accredited by AACSB International.
  • An MBA may be completed in one year beyond the bachelor’s degree. This program is for students who complete the Major Plus program.
  • All economics majors take the economics core, consisting of 24 credit hours, and then choose one of three tracks (business, quantitative or policy) for an additional 16 credit hours.

Gain hands-on experience

Expand your learning through internships, ELSEWORKS, class projects, Careers in Motion and the General Louis Wilson Student Managed Fund, and Economics Beyond the Classroom.

Pathways

Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to any career (and therefore any Pathway), as well as scientific writing and experimentation skills that may be especially critical to students interested in any of our six Pathways tracks.

Study Abroad

Summer and intersession courses are offered on a regular basis. Recent courses have been held in the Europe and Yucatán.

More About the Degree

Recent Career Placements

  • Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund
  • Resolute Wealth Strategies
  • HORNE
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Topgolf
  • Trustmark Bank

Postgraduate Study

  • Texas A&M (economics)
  • Baylor University (law)
  • Vanderbilt (finance)
  • University of Chicago (law)

Careers of Recent Graduates

  • Industry
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Consulting
  • Law
  • Public policy
  • Education

Related Areas of Study

  • Entrepreneurship Concentration
  • Financial Services Concentration
  • Global Business Studies Concentration
  • Business Administration Concentration
  • Accounting

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