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Economics is the study of how individuals, businesses and government make decisions, how markets work, and how economic forces affect market outcomes and social systems. Economics at Murray State University is designated as a STEM program. It’s an analytical discipline — one suited for those who enjoy finding solutions to questions and problems. Does that sound like you? If so, consider studying economics at Murray State University and take the first step toward beginning your career. Economics is among the top 15 majors with highest lifetime earnings. It is also one of the most versatile majors that allows students to tailor the program to their career goals in business, finance, healthcare administration, law, politics, foreign affairs, government and more.

Degree options: If you major in Economics, you can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

Already have an associate degree? Check out the Economics Transfer Pathway to see how you can earn your bachelors in Economics at Murray State.

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Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business

DEPARTMENT OF Economics and Finance

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There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with campus activities at Murray State, so why not get started with the Finance and Economics Society or the Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society in economics? Attend presentations from exciting speakers in the finance field. Find leadership opportunities. Take trips to businesses in Nashville, Louisville and surrounding cities. Work with classmates and faculty on a more personal level. Discover scholarship opportunities. The world of finance is waiting is waiting for you.

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