Economics Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Economics Degree

The economics program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 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 Virginia 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. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree88
Master's Degree8
Doctorate Degree8

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male83
Female21

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian10
Black4
Hispanic7
White61
Multiple Races2
Non Resident Alien18
Unknown2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: 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 Virginia Tech, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, economists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.7% from 2014 to 2024

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 Virginia

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,...)

Radford University

Radford, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Economics (B)

Roanoke College

Salem, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Economics (B)

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Economics (B)

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Economics (B)

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 45 students completed this program

Programs

  • Economics (B)

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Economics (B)

Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Economics (B)

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Economics (B)

Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Economics (B)

Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Economics (B)
  • International Economics (B)

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