Economics

Economics is a study of human behavior. It helps us understand the forces which drive the interactions between individuals, firms, politicians and countries. It not only helps to evaluate the real impact of public policies, but also to make better decisions in our professional and personal life.

The diverse experiences offered through Hiram’s economics minor are proven to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills essential for success. Some of the program benefits include:

  • Intimate learning in small classes.
  • An emphasis on writing and speaking.
  • Close interactions with diverse individuals.
  • Study away and abroad experiences.
  • Leadership opportunities both on and off campus

Undergraduate Minor

About the Program

Program Summary

Students in the economics program will develop critical thinking skills through the study of economic theory and its application to important societal issues such as, unemployment, inflation, taxation, international trade and economic inequality. If students are looking for an intellectually stimulating and financially rewarding career, they should consider economics. 

Economists find a wide range of career opportunities. They work as advisors in the government, consultants to corporate houses, analysts in the private sector, investment bankers, journalists, and so on. There are also several opportunities to enroll in graduate programs in economics across the world. Such programs commonly offer tuition waivers and fellowships for deserving students.

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Career Paths

  • Analyst 
  • Market Research Analyst 
  • Financial Analyst 
  • Investment Analyst 
  • Data Analyst 
  • Actuary 
  • Compensation and benefits manager 
  • Consultant 
Joslyn Marion

JOSLYN MARION ’25 | Integrative Exercise Science Major


“All of the resources that Hiram offers for academic success, as well as the professors that are always willing to help you with classwork, are what have helped me as a student.”

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Ways to Get involved

The Investment Club was established to manage a cash portfolio of approximately $100,000. The club members develop investment strategies and purchase and sell stocks as their strategies dictate. The Investment Club is in competition throughout the country with other Investment Clubs. Additionally, the Club invites stockbrokers, money managers, investment bankers, etc. to speak to members on current stock market matters and their career.

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