An education in economics will focus on the study of scarcity, how people use resources and the process of decision making. Students will also gain well-connected knowledge in statistics and calculus.
You’ll find career opportunities in economic fields such as government, research, analyst positions, economic consulting, financial markets, banking, and insurance. You’ll be prepared to take on duties and responsibilities in these positions and gain valuable skills to possess.
At Wartburg College, students in economics benefit from small class sizes and a diverse group of classmates. You will be taught by professors with experience and expertise who are ready to mentor students for careers as well as for active citizenship through the classroom, internships, and undergraduate research.
Business Department Fast Facts
1.) RESUME BUILDING
More than 80 percent of the college’s business administration, accounting and economics majors complete at least one internship or field experience before graduating.
2.) DEEP PROGRAM
Wartburg offers a wider variety of business courses (more than 50) than many larger private colleges.
3.) CPA CREDIT HOURS
The accounting program is designed to help students complete the 150 credit hours required for the Certified Public Accountant license in four years instead of five or six as compared to other colleges and universities.
4.) FOUR-YEAR TRACK
Nearly all students graduate in four years.
5.) REAL EXPERIENCE
Students participate with hands-on projects and work with real clients.
6.) FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Thirty-nine scholarships are available to business, accounting, and economics students beyond the Regents and Presidential awards.
7.) LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
The department’s partnerships with the Institute for Leadership Education allow students to develop their management skills.
8.) STOCK UP
Students invest the dividends and interest from a portfolio that has earned as much as $1 million in assets through the Portfolio Management Course.
9.) MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Social Entrepreneurship students have won international prizes to fund development projects in India, Ghana, Swaziland, Malawi, and other places around the world.
Common Learning Outcomes
Wartburg College is a learning community built upon an integrative curriculum, a rich variety of learning-focused co-curricular activities, and intentional opportunities for reflection and discussion. These outcome statements define the expectations of a Wartburg education and provide the benchmarks against which the college holds itself accountable.
Broad and Integrative Knowledge: Students will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge and the ability to make connections across a range of disciplines.
Deep and Distinctive Knowledge: Students will demonstrate the depth of knowledge and the ability to use and apply the distinctive methods and forms of inquiry within the disciplinary area of the academic major.
Collaboration: Students will work effectively in collaboration with others, being respectful and civil toward others.
Ethics and Engagement: Students will articulate the ways in which faith and ethics inform their decisions, actions, and engagement as community members.
Communication: Students will communicate effectively and appropriately in writing and speaking.
Cultural Competence: Students will demonstrate the ability to appropriately, respectfully, and effectively communicate and work with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.