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    Working in Economics

    Econ1One of the most attractive features of a degree in economics is the flexibility it offers.  Economists are in demand by employers in almost every field - from health care to technology, from sports to politics, and almost everywhere in between.  In 2013, economics majors were ranked in the top ten of the most in demand majors by employers, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

     

    Is it Worth the Investment

    Economics majors have one of the lowest unemployment rates and one of the highest starting salaries of all college majors.  In addition, Economics majors ran 15 on the 2013 Majors that Pay You Back scale - the highest of any business degree - with an average mid-year salary of $94,000.

    AACSB

    The UW-L College of Business Administration (CBA) holds accreditation at both undergraduate and graduate levels from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This is a hallmark of distinction as less than five percent of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation.

     

                                 Hear what students are doing after receiving their economics BA

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    Seminar - Haluk Gedikoglu

    The Economics Department invites you to our next seminar on Friday, November 7th (3:30 room 203).  Haluk Gedikoglu (Lincoln University), will present "Variation of Consumer Preferences Between Domestic and Imported Food: The Case of Artisan Cheese". More of Seminar - Haluk Gedikoglu »



    “Raising the Minimum Wage: A Conversation with Economists


    Faculty from the Economics Department at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, will lead a discussion on the potential benefits and challenges of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. The minimum wage increase will be a non-binding referendum on all ballots within La Crosse County.

    Monday November 3, 2014
    6:00 PM
    1400 Centennial Hall
    Open to the public.

    Sponsored by: The Economics Department at UW - La Crosse

    Registration and attendance are free, but we ask you to complete this form: https://uwlacrosse.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0CA0RxLzTixaARv.
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    Seminar - Tristan Coughlin

    The Economics Department invites you to our next seminar on Friday, October 24th (3:30 room 203).  Tristan Coughlin (Augustana College), a UW-L alum, will present "A Decomposition of the Causes of Intergenerational Income Transmission." More of Seminar - Tristan Coughlin »

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