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If you’re smart, focused and interested in the complex workings of any organization, challenge yourself at PennWest Edinboro. You'll discover a wide range of career options for Economics majors in fields such as government, business and health care.


Median Annual Salary

A High-Paying, High-Demand Field.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for an economist with a master's degree was $105,020 in 2019.

How Edinboro Stands Out.

In Edinboro's School of Business and Economics, you'll learn to gather, organize and critically analyze data using mathematical formulas and statistics.

You'll develop models to predict the impact of investments, policy decision, industry trends, demographics and other variables. In the end, you'll determine how societies, governments, businesses, households and individuals allocate their resources among competing interests.

When you graduate, you'll be prepared to advance to graduate school or begin an exciting career with high earning potential.

Want to Distinguish Yourself in the Job Market?

Pursue a dual major in Economics and Business Administration. You can make it happen in just four years. Or go on to complete your Master of Business Administration at Edinboro.

How Edinboro Supports You.

At Edinboro, our faculty serve as mentors and advisors who participate in every aspect of your education, in and out of the classroom. You can count on learning from industry experts who are committed to giving you the foundation you need to succeed.

They will help you learn to think critically and analytically in order to make optimal decisions, allocate resources and solve complex economic problems. Complementary to your coursework, you'll have opportunities to:

  • Conduct research and present at professional conferences such as the Pennsylvania Economic Association.
  • Take advantage of internship opportunities at companies in Erie, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and other cities.
  • Present your work at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland poster competition.

Alumni Success


Your Future

Many of our graduates pursue graduate degrees while others quickly find employment in private corporations, nonprofit organizations, financial institutions and government agencies. Edinboro alumni have built successful careers as economists, financial analysts, credit analysts, policy analysts, bank officers, loan officers, market research analysts and economic consultants all across the country at organizations such as:

  • J.P. Morgan
  • BNY Mellon
  • BSI Financial Services
  • Kish Bank
  • ErieBank
  • PNC Bank
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Monahan & Monahan
  • PREXEL International

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Michael Engdahl
Department Chair
215A Hendricks Hall
Phone: 814-732-2412

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