Economics (School of Management)

If you enjoy math, problem solving, and the potential to make a difference, then Economics through the Krannert School of Management is a great choice for you!

Economics is the study of the choices people make. More formally, it’s a study of the choices people make as they cope with scarcity and the incentives that influence those choices When a company decides to hire a new employee, what characteristics determine who is the “best” to hire? If a company chooses to hire one employee and not the other, what do they gain and what do they lose? Or, when the government raises taxes on gasoline, how will that affect the amount people purchase and how will incomes for gasoline companies be affected? As an Econ major, you will learn how to navigate through a data set, extract something useful and appropriate from it, and properly interpret those results. This is a skill employers most look for in students.

Economists work for local, state, and federal government, as consultants for corporations, in the banking industry, and as analysts in the private and public sectors. Students who continue in graduate studies commonly get advanced degrees in business, law, and economics.

Economics (School of Management) Website

Plan of Study

Economics, BS

Economics Honors, BS

Related Career Interests

Careers in Economics (School of Management)

Job titles of recent Krannert Economics graduates:

  • Analyst for a consumer products firm
  • Strategy consultant for a planning and development services company
  • Project manager for a health care firm
  • IT analyst at a global management consulting company

Transfer to Economics (School of Management)

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 3.5

Additional Requirements: Must have a grade of B or better in a college-level calculus class.

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