Economics Department

Economics at Marquette University is offered as an undergraduate major and minor in the College of Business Administration (Business Economics) and Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences (Economics). An interdisciplinary major in Applied Mathematical Economics is also offered.  Graduate students study global economic issues in great depth in the Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) and MBA programs. Further, undergraduate students may sign up for a five-year program to complete both the bachelor’s and MSAE degrees concurrently.

The department is led by 12 full-time faculty members plus a faculty member with a joint appointment in Political Science.  A large majority of faculty members hold a Ph.D. and are recognized scholars in their field. Many also have practical experience, having worked for or consulted with organizations such as the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Wisconsin Realtors Association, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and more.

Program highlights

  • Economics graduates are recruited by leading employers in the region and the nation, including BMO Harris Bank, FIS, Huron Consulting Group, Milwaukee Tools/TTI, Manpower Group, OpenGov Inc., and many more.
  • Economics faculty members are active applied scholars who publish in top peer-reviewed journals, such as BE Journal of Economics Analysis and Policy, Empirical Economics, Experimental Economics, International Journal of Central Banking, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Public Economics and others.
  • The Applied Global Business Learning program and Marquette-led travel & study abroad in Economics: 'Doing Business in Central Europe' provide students with opportunities to apply their business skills in real-world settings in developing countries and abroad.
  • Annually, a team of undergraduate Economics majors participates in the College Fed Challenge.  This is a competition where a team of undergraduates analyze current economic and financial conditions and formulate policy recommendations emulating a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.  Watch an MU team presentation.

Center for Applied Economics

The Center for Applied Economics provides a focal point for addressing the increasing importance of global economic issues.  The center sponsors numerous activities at Marquette to expand awareness of global economic concerns, including the Distinguished Speaker Series in Economic Issues, the Marburg Memorial Lecture, and public presentations on contemporary economic issues.