Overview

Understanding the fundamentals of economics is excellent preparation for careers in business, industry, banking and government, graduate work in economics and social sciences, and advanced professional education in law, journalism, and business. RMU's economics program provides insight into decision-making, which is applicable in both the public and private sectors of the economy. 

Studies lead to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with a concentration in economics.

Objectives

The economics program equips you to:

  • Comprehend economic theory.
  • Apply the economic way of thinking to personal, professional, and social decision-making.

Opportunities for Gradutes

Many different positions are held by economics graduates, including auditor, environmental planner, loan officer, market analyst, economic analyst, purchasing analyst, sales analyst, budget analyst, credit analyst, loan review analyst, real estate appraiser, stockbroker, lobbyist, import/export agent, pricing analyst, reporter, consultant, product manager, statistician, insurance agent, research analyst and underwriter.

Bachelor-Level Hiring Organizations

Allan J. Popa, CPA, Allstate Insurance, Combined Insurance of America, Dollar Bank, Essere Corp., FreeMarkets, The Hillman Company, Merrill Lynch, Park Place Entertainment, Pittsburgh Dispatch Services, PNC Bank, Progressive Insurance, ServiceLink LP, Todd Organization of Pittsburgh, UPMC Health System, Wesco Distribution.

Salary Information

Position TitlePosition Salary
By type of employer
Accounting Services
$54,746
Aerospace
$52,332
Banking (Commercial)
$50,037
Banking (Investment)
$59,313
Consulting Services
$59,994
Financial Services$50,403
Government (Federal)
$42,209
Household & Personal Care Products
$49,375
Insurance
$45,043
Petroleum & Coal Products
$53,500
Retail/Wholesale Trade
$44,187
By job function
Accounting (Private)
$50,875
Accounting (Public)
$48,906
Auditing (Private)
$49,583
Commercial Banking (Lending)
$43,799
Consulting
$56,811
Financial/Treasury Analysis
$53,926
Insurance (Underwriting)
$48,500
Investment Banking (Corporate Finance)
$53,761
Management Trainee
$44,831
Portfolio Management/Brokerage
$51,179
Sales
$40,292
The information in this chart is based off of 2010 information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Concentrations