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The skills you learn in analysis and business add up to marketable career
The study of economics prepares students for the job market and/or graduate school by providing broad and deep training in the field and by developing skills in critical thinking and analysis. An economics degree opens the door to a wide range of business entities and lays a foundation for success in graduate programs in business, social science and law.
Course work includes both theory and application and is designed to build and develop student assessments of the world through an economics lens.
Industries that highly value the undergraduate degree in economics include banking and finance, economic journalism, law, business, government service and non-university teaching.
The idea that you are limited to a few specific jobs if you major in economics is not true. Those who major in economics possess mathematical and analytical skills. They are very marketable.
The study of finance develops the skills necessary for success in domestic and global financial environments.
Finance is one of the most popular academic majors, and part of its appeal stems from its practicality. A recent study at Georgetown University found that the average student with a bachelor’s degree in finance earned an annual salary of $73,000.
Students who have a knack for working with numbers and want to pursue a career with excellent job prospects might be interested in studying finance. The program’s goal at FGCU is to prepare students for entry-level and leadership positions in areas such as financial management, banking, investments and real estate.
Core elements of the program are appropriate use of technology, and the study of new organizational structures, entrepreneurial thinking and international awareness.
Involvement beyond the classroom
Explore student and professional organizations for Economics & Finance students.
Global Business Brigades (GBB)
Volunteers empower small businesses in rural communities to become more economically stable.
IMA Student Chapter (IMA-SC)
Achieve both personal and professional development in the fields of Accounting and Finance.
Bloomberg Financial Markets LabKeep an eye on Wall Street all day long. With live stock tickers sponsored by Bloomberg, you will always be aware of the latest movers and shakers in the market.
Regional Economic Research Institute
RERI performs economic research, analysis and forecasting for various organizations in Southwest Florida. The Institute has published many works, including a monthly Southwest Florida economic report and a quarterly business climate survey report.
Lucas Institute for Real Estate Development and Finance
The Lucas Institute was established to reflect the important role that real estate development plays in the Southwest Florida economy and to address the need for a graduate degree program to prepare students for the challenges in this highly competitive industry. The institute works closely with the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS) of Southwest Florida. Links to both websites are below.
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