Economics Major and Minor

How are resources conserved, spent and allocated? What can numbers and data tell us about people, policy and decision-making processes? Learn to observe, interpret and lead by taking data, numbers, and theory and applying it to the everyday scenarios faced by businesses and organizations.

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Why Study Economics at Albion?

You’ll be part of a program that blends both theory and experiential learning, giving you a well-rounded approach to the world of economics.  At Albion, you will gain an in-depth understanding of economic theory and mathematics, preparing you to excel after you graduate.

What Will You Learn as an Economics Major?

You’ll have an overview of the world of economics and gain a broader look at policy making methods, quantitative analysis and more.

You’ll learn the principles of micro-and macroeconomics, financial markets and more to give you a solid foundation as you continue in your studies and the workforce.

You will have the opportunity to study both domestic and international markets, along with current event issues that affect our financial markets today.

You will be able to strengthen your critical thinking skills in the classroom to analyze real-world situations, predicting market outcomes and impact of government policies.

Program Highlights


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Gain real-world experience and explore potential careers through off-campus internships. In recent years, our students have interned for Goldman Sachs; NorthPointe Capital; Lawrence, Evans & Co. Investment Bank; Ernst & Young; Baird Investment Bank; Rehmann and Robson Accounting; Hartline Investment Company; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Quicken Loans; Pfizer; and Heitman Real Estate Investment.

Student Activities

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Take your learning outside the classroom and participate in a variety of student-led activities, designed to give you and your fellow economics majors ways to participate and grow while also build fraternity and camaraderie. Participate in our Investment Club to manage a real financial portfolio or join Delta Sigma Pi, our co-ed fraternity, which gives you opportunities for professional networking.

Gerstacker Institute

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The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management admits a class of 35-40 Albion students each year to its leadership development program.  Apply for this institute, and upon acceptance, you and a small cohort of students will learn from former Albion alumni, professors, and industry professionals about resume writing, business etiquette, and more.

Careers & Outcomes

Our program’s strong emphasis on professional networking and internships in the business world gives our students an edge once going out into the workforce and in careers, such as business, law, or government. Many attend MBA programs and other professional or graduate schools.


Job Titles

  • Market Research Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Economic Consultant


  • Ernst and Young
  • Intel Corporation
  • JP Morgan Chase&Co
  • Quicken Loans