As an economics student at UW-Stevens Point, you will learn to model the behavior of individuals, businesses and governments to analyze resource allocation, firm performance and public policies. You will also develop analytical-thinking skills that can be successfully applied in business, law, public administration and other fields.

The UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics (SBE) creates career-ready graduates. We deliver in-demand skills, professional development experiences and access to employers. UW-Stevens Point earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for our School of Business and Economics. Graduates will complete degrees from a program ranked among the top 20 percent in the nation and top 5 percent in the world.

Explore Career Opportunities in Economics

Our alumni are employed in such fields as manufacturing, banking, insurance and real estate. They work in firms of different sizes, locally and internationally. Graduates of our economics program find employment in various areas including:
  • private and public businesses
  • state or federal government
  • nonprofit institutions,
  • schools
  • banks
  • financial management firms
  • law firms.
Statewide job growth in marketing is projected to increase by 19% between 2014 and 2024. Learn to drive organizational success by getting the word out about products and services. Students take courses in business, consumer behavior, marketing research, digital marketing, sports marketing, international marketing and strategy. These classes improve critical thinking and foster the creativity necessary to lead marketing campaigns.

Get Involved on Campus

Students develop important people skills and build professional network by participating in our unique Smiley Professional Events program. Hear top-notch speakers and meet local business representatives at our panel discussions, networking events and career-skills workshops. Choose from more than 300 Pro Events every year to build your personal path to career success.

The School of Business and Economics encourages all of our majors to develop their knowledge and skills outside of traditional classroom settings by joining one of our student organizations including:
  • Economics Club
  • Financial Literacy Association
  • Institute of Management Accountants

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

Acquire valuable on-the-job experience and course credit by interning with a business or non-profit organization. Many interns get hired before graduation and receive job offers upon completing their internship. The School of Business and Economics works with Central Wisconsin’s business community to offer you internship positions at some of the strongest companies and organizations in the area including Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Greenheck Fan, Associated Bank, Sentry Insurance, Progressive Insurance and the Boys and Girls Club.

Study abroad internships are also available. Students in the 10-week study-abroad program in London gain employment experience in such areas as economic research, financial services and marketing. A four-week study-abroad program in China places students at a company or nonprofit organization where they build an understanding of the Chinese business environment.

Meet Your Economics Professors

Our faculty and staff members have real-world experience in a wide range of business disciplines as well as degrees from some of the most highly respected universities internationally. You’ll benefit from our hands-on style of instruction, personal attention and comprehensive understanding of our fields as you learn key concepts and practices of business applications.

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