Economics is a social and behavioral science discipline that uses the scientific method from the natural and mathematics disciplines and its own unique perspective on how markets work to understand human rational decision making under constraints. The economics program at Minnesota State University, Mankato is taught by faculty members with varied and different interests, including: international trade, financial economics, industrial organization, environmental economics, sports economics, labor economics, public finance, international finance, and econometrics.

Academic Programs

Economics offers enriching educational experiences for our students and prepares them for future careers and success.

About Economics

Citizens in a democracy need to have the ability to understand, evaluate, and explain domestic and international developments in the ever-changing world as these events impact their lives.

About Economics

The Economics program provides students with big ideas to succeed. Learn more about our program.


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Career Opportunities

An economics major prepares students for a variety of jobs that do not neatly fit into one title or position. We provide information that gives you an idea of what occupations best suit an economics major.


The Economics program offers a variety of learning opportunities to prepare students to excel in and out of the classroom.

Real World Experiences

Economics is a discipline in which you learn a unique way of thinking. The concepts of economics are critical to finding solutions to problems in a wide variety of areas. Explore more areas that can help shape your career.

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

A variety of scholarships and financial aid options are available to Economics students. View current opportunities.

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Contact Economics with questions or for more information. Please note that Economics is now located in 112 Armstrong Hall.