Economics Degree at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU)

Economics Degree

The economics program at Hawaii Pacific University prepares students for careers as a consultant, financial analyst, market analyst, public policy analyst, purchasing manager, and research assistant. The program focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation, and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Program courses include: economic theory, micro and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and public policy issues. Get more details below including other Hawaii colleges that offer economics degrees.

Students Enrolled in the Economics Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. HPU has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2014)

Associate's Degree0
Bachelor's Degree5

Students by Gender (2014)


Students by Race (2014)


Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2014: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Economics program at Hawaii Pacific University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:



Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, economists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.1% from 2010 to 2020

Survey Researchers


Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.

Economics Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Economics Programs in Hawaii

Economics programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 75 students completed this program


  • Economics (B,M,D)

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, HI
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 10 students completed this program


  • Economics (B)

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