"The economic faculty at Northwood University cultivated an intellectual environment that fostered my passion and encouraged me to pursue a graduate degree in economics. Northwood provided me with the training and intuition necessary to successfully complete graduate school and become a professor of economics myself."
Daniel J. Smith
Assistant Professor of Economics
Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy
"The Economics program at Northwood University helped me get my foot in the door in the free market think tank world, and equipped me with the knowledge to thrive."
Assistant Fiscal Policy Director
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
The Economics major focuses on important aspects of economic theory, philosophy, and application, including courses in intermediate theory, development of economic thought, economic forecasting and research, and monetary theory.
The Economic Forecast
The Economics component focuses on the study of human action, choice behavior, and optimization, and its influence on resource allocation by individuals, business enterprises, nations, and the world. The curriculum introduces students to the contributions of leading economists, various techniques of economic theory and research, and forecasting. The Management component encourages the application of economic analysis to organizational problems at both the operational and strategic levels.
Graduates routinely move into positions in the banking, finance, and analytical services industries. Past graduates of the program have started their careers at the Chicago Board of Trade, the Federal Reserve System, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Dr. Dale Matcheck