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EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM:

WKU WEATHER ALERT:

ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Careers in Economics

Careers for Economics Graduates

Many of our graduates enter advanced studies in top-ranked universities and have successfully completed their degrees. Others are employed in a wide variety of careers in business, government, or teaching, including those listed here (some of which require advanced degrees).

Advanced Studies

  • Law
  • MBA programs
  • Diplomacy and foreign affairs
  • Public Administration
  • Graduate studies in economics and finance

Business

  • Financial analysts, stockbrokers, corporate planners, option traders
  • Sales representatives, managers, market analysts, management analysts
  • Real estate (sales and investors)
  • Bank officers, loan officers, trust officers
  • Insurance underwriters, claims adjusters
  • International business managers, multinational production and trade analysts

Government

  • Public policy analysts
  • Statisticians
  • Elected officials
  • Research

Teaching

  • K-12
  • Community college instructors
  • University professors

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