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Economics, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Economics is, first and foremost, a conceptual approach — a way of thinking about policies, decisions and their implications. We prepare our students for a wide variety of career options, by providing them with a set of analytical skills that can be broadly applied in business, government, consulting and research.

Recent economics majors work for Kohler, Oshkosh Corporation, M&I Bank, U.S. Bank, Thrivent Financial, Fidelity, the U.S. Census Bureau and the USDA, along with a number of private consulting and investment management companies. Average starting salaries for economics majors are among the highest in the College of Business.

Economics is also about research. Our majors take Econometrics, a course requiring them to develop and complete their own research project. Many of our majors have been hired specifically for their research skills. Several have gotten undergraduate research grants to strengthen their research skills and a number have made presentations of their research at the Midwest Economics Association meetings, the Wisconsin Economics Association meetings and various undergraduate research forums throughout the state. Over the last six years, nine Economics students have published their research in the Oshkosh Scholar.

Econometrics isn't the only class where students gain quantitative and research skills. Students in the Times Series Analysis and Forecasting course learn how to use sales and production input data to generate forecasts of future demand or of future supply chain needs. And students in Macroeconomic Forecasting learn both the technical aspects as well as the art of generating macroeconomic forecasts based on the quantitative assessment of data and evaluation of world events. These students present their work to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago each fall.

Scores on the Law School Aptitude Test suggest that a major in economics, with its emphasis on logical thinking, is the best preparation for law school. It is also an appropriate major for students considering graduate work in business, sociology and political science, as well as economics. Our economics majors have been accepted into programs at Indiana University, U North Carolina State U., Syracuse U., UC Berkeley, Stanford, Oregon, Pitt, UC Davis, Purdue, U Conn., U Maine and UW-Milwaukee. We have also had economics-finance majors accepted into graduate programs at Florida State and Virginia Tech and an Econ major accepted into the graduate statistics program at Kansas State.

  • Average starting salaries in 2008: $47,326
  • Students participate in the Fed challenge
  • Research and project-based experience though Econometrics course

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  •  Intermediate Micro Theory
  • Intermediate Macro Theory
  • Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • Econometrics 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Academic Factors

  • Rigor of college preparatory high school curriculum
  • High school class rank (when available)
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Cumulative grade-point average (GPA)

Key Nonacademic Factors

  • Extracurricular involvement: leadership experience, volunteerism and community service
  • Diversity of personal background, work experience and life circumstances
  • Student’s personal statement and responses to questions on the application
  • Letters of recommendation are optional but may be helpful for those students who may need further support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15116 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7558 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3772 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oshkosh

  • 1144 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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