Applied Economics

About the Major

An Applied Economics major prepares you for a wide variety of careers in public policy and business analysis including finance, trade, environmental management and more. The curriculum provides a strong background in economic theory and empirical methods. Students select an emphasis area related to their career goals. Read more about the major.
Visit the Applied Economics Website

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Assistant Policy Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Commodity Merchandiser
  • Financial Advisor
  • Human Resources Specialist 
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Revenue Tax Specialist 
  • Sales Representative
  • Supply Chain Manager 

Types of Employers

  • Agricultural business organizations 
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Government agencies 
  • Nonprofit agencies
  • Research centers and universities
  • Retail food companies 

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

Search for students' previously completed experiences related to this major (to get ideas- not to get a list of openings) at: z.umn.edu/experiencedatabase. Database is updated through Summer 2018 semester only.

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

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