Prepare for a career in management, finance, public policy or law with a major in Economics.

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Economics BA Major Guide

Economics BBA Major Guide

You’ll become a valued advisor to business or government because of your ability to understand patterns and forecast the future. With sharp analytical thinking and quantitative skills, you’ll have the background to become a financial analyst with the World Bank, a public policy specialist for a congressional representative, or a consultant for a multinational company. You’ll also become a standout candidate for law schools, which often require students to understand economic principles.

As an Economics major, you’ll study markets, banking, business law and current economic issues like the environment and healthcare. Learn about consumer decision-making, business law, how pricing and wages are determined, and international trade.

Austin, one of the nation’s fastest growing cities and a tech hub, offers endless opportunities to network and try on roles in the professional world. You’ll have the chance to work with a professor on relevant research that benefits the community, like studies to determine the economic impact of the Austin Marathon, international tourism from Austin Sister Cities, and Latin entrepreneurship. And you’ll conduct financial analysis and track global market trends at internships with companies large and small, across all industries.

What do our graduates do?

Economics majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Analyst with JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Associate at Deutsche Bank
  • Customer experience data analyst at WPEngine
  • Senior associate at Vida Capital 
  • Business development representative for Latin America at VMWare, the cloud computing giant
  • Teacher at the Académie de Versailles in France as part of the TAPIF program

Persistence Pays Off

Economics major Justin Lim ’18 knew he wanted to work for a tech startup in Austin. After applying to a few positions at WP Engine and not hearing the answer he wanted, he decided to attend a company meet-and-greet. The rest, as they say, is history.

The Classroom and Beyond

Because an Economics degree develops intellectual ability, quantitative strength and critical thinking, students in this program bring relevant skills to their experience outside the classroom. They participate in internships, conduct research and practice leadership in student organizations.

Economics Club

The Economics Club promotes an interest in economic ideas at St. Edward’s University. The club acts as a forum of discussion for economic issues and as an information exchange regarding economics careers and graduate programs. It also fosters social interactions among students interested in economics.

Research

Faculty in the Finance and Economics Department are dedicated to conducting research that influences the profession and benefits the Austin community and often include interested Economics students in the research and reporting process.