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After Graduation


Commencement Procession
Purdue University Graduation

A degree in economics provides a wide variety of options after graduation. Our focus is on training students to think analytically rather than training them to do the tasks common to a specific job. Economics is a short major, but the courses are very demanding and often incorporate calculus and the analysis of economic data. This quantitative nature of the economics program sets it apart and makes our graduates very appealing to recruiters.

About 25 percent of our graduates go directly to graduate school in economics, law, finance, statistics, and other fields. About 75 percent of our graduates begin full-time employment soon after graduation. After a few years, some of these graduates will go to graduate school (often an MBA, MPA, MPP, MS, or JD program).