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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. 

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.

Plan of Study

Economics (School of Management) Webpage

Transfer to Economics (School of Management)

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 3.5

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

Contact Information

Matthew Knight, Director of Recruitment
(765) 494-4343

Krannert School of Management

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
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