Economics Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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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 (2010-2011)
Students by Gender (2010-2011)
Students by Race (2010-2011)
Career Options for GraduatesStudents who have completed the Economics program at Virginia Tech, 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.
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According to the BLS, economists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.1% from 2010 to 2020
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 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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
10 students completed this program
8 students completed this program
|Virginia Military Institute|
46 students completed this program
|Washington and Lee University|
36 students completed this program
9 students completed this program
|Sweet Briar College|
Sweet Briar, VA
|Emory and Henry College|