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UW-Stevens Point Economics graduates at work

  • John List '92Homer J. Livingston Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago and co-author of "The Why Axis"
  • Devin Christensen '13Graduate student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Joe LaFleur '73Manager at GP Strategies in Corporation Bel Air, Md.


Phone: 715-346-2728

Choose Economics at UW-Stevens Point

As an economics student in the School of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you’ll develop a method of thinking and analysis that can be applied to a variety of different fields. You can select courses in areas that will prepare you for your chosen career path or for admission to graduate school in economics, law, business administration, public administration or other disciplines.

Our faculty 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.

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.

Career opportunities in Economics

When you major in economics at UW-Stevens Point, the payoff is clear as our students are among the university’s highest paid graduates. Salaries can vary substantially depending on your level of responsibility and your employer’s size, location and industry.

Graduates of the economics program find employment in various areas including private and public businesses, state or federal government, nonprofit institutions, schools, banks, financial management firms and law firms.

Building your résumé

Develop the skills you learn in the classroom and expand your network by obtaining an 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 Green Bay Packers.

Outside the classroom

We help you find real-world opportunities outside the classroom. Networking, student organizations and unique Professional Pointer Events enhance your résumé and open doors with potential employers.

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.

Student support services

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) boasts a unique peer-advising program that helps set a standard for excellence, pairing students new to SBE with someone who understands the questions and challenges they face.

Once accepted into the School of Business and Economics, a student is matched with a faculty adviser who offers the student guidance for course selection, possible internship opportunities and insight on what to expect after graduation.