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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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Department Economics
College Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BA, BS
Program Description Economics applies the concepts and methodologies of the natural sciences and mathematics to problems in business, the social sciences and the humanities.
Rapid changes in technology and globalization, have brought major changes in the government and the business world. Today's hot specialized degree often are becoming tomorrow's target for downsizing. Companies that were relatively unchallenged in the domestic market in the past have suffered as a result of global competition. As a result, it is not uncommon for individuals to make several career changes during their lives. Therefore, experts in career development recommend that one seriously consider a flexible degree such as economics.
Economics is a discipline in which you learn a unique way of thinking and helps to develop strong analytical skills. This unique way of thinking is a primary reason that economics is also a flexible degree. Economic concepts are often applied to a number of different areas that would, at first, seem totally unrelated to economics. However, the concepts of economics are critical to finding solutions to economic problems and also in a wide variety of areas. Department of Economics provides internship opportunities to its qualified students in which they can earn 3 credit hours.
Admission Requirements Admission to major is granted by the department. Minimum university admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
Other Requirements  
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Economics
Minnesota State University, Mankato
150 Morris Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2969
Fax: 507-389-6377
College Advising College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Advising
Melissa Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator
114 Armstrong Hall

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