Students with this concentration will develop solid writing and analytical skills. The hallmark of this concentration is the opportunity to participate in a Congressional Research Fellowship during which students will work full time on Capitol Hill. This will immerse students in policy making, analysis and research. Students will also have a unique opportunity to develop an extensive network with current and former staffers on Capitol Hill.
Most medium and large firms hire business economists in areas such as manufacturing, communications, banking, insurance, retailing, finance and investment, transportation, utilities, and consulting. In addition, positions in various departments of federal, state, and local governments are available; job mobility can be high with business economists moving among business firms, government, nonprofits, and possibly academic institutions.