Economics answers questions regarding why new companies start up, the causes of high unemployment and what determines interest rates. But economics is far broader. In addition to studying inequality and exchange rates, economists study underground and illegal markets, why people decide to get married and have children, and the economics of sports. Broadly defined, economics is the study of how individuals, businesses and governments make decisions and how the market mediates those decisions across a wide range of domains.
Economists develop theories to explain how the components of the economy such as individual people, companies and the government operate and interact with one another. They gather data to estimate the relationships among the various aspects of the economy. Based on these analyses, economists predict how people and companies will respond to changes in policies and external forces. These predictions, in turn, help guide private and public decision makers to form appropriate policies.
Economic analysis is used routinely in business decision making, as a policy-making tool in government, and in legal analysis involving business practices and personal injury cases.
Students have career opportunities in business, government, finance, consulting and education. For example, graduates of the Economics program from The Ohio State University are employed in banking as loan officers, account officers, credit investigators and trust services. Economics majors also work in the insurance industry as agents, underwriters, claims adjusters and brokers. Training in the field also leads to employment in industry as managers, buyers, economic analysts and consultants. Economics graduates work in the securities field as brokers, researchers and managers. The government sector offers careers in tax, budget and policy analysis as well as legislative support. The economics degree also can lead to teaching positions in the social sciences.
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- The Department of Economics offers a major in economics leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS).
- The BA is less quantitative and is broader in scope, allowing students to combine interests in other areas of study.
- The BS program has a stronger quantitative component that prepares students for graduate work in economics and careers in analytical areas of government and business.
- Both degrees provide an excellent base for graduate work in any of the social sciences or in professional programs such as law or Master of Business Administration.
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DisciplinesEconomics View 1335 other Masters in Economics in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Successful completion of university preparatory courses
- High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA
- Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores
- Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
- Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service)
- Status as a first-generation university student
- High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors
International36430 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National33502 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State11508 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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