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Economics Degree at University of Iowa (UI)

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Economics Degree

The economics program at University of Iowa 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 Iowa colleges that offer economics degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Economics Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. UI has offered the following programs for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree108
    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate0
    Master's Degree10
    Doctorate Degree6

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male95
    Female29

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian1
    Black2
    Hispanic2
    White97
    Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Economics program at University of Iowa, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Economists

  • Description:

    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

  • Description:

    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

  • Description:

    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 Iowa

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

26 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Loras College

Dubuque, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Central College

Pella, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
Type: 4-Year Public College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
  • Applied Economics (B)
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics (B)
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Wartburg College

Waverly, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
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Drake University

Des Moines, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics (B)
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Simpson College

Indianola, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Economics (B)