Economics Department

Our Programs

At the undergraduate level, the department offers a Business Economics major (BS), an Economics major through the Helen Way Klinger College of Arts and Sciences (BA), and an interdisciplinary major in Applied Mathematical Economics (BS). The department also offers a minor through the College of Arts and Sciences.

At the graduate level, the department offers a stem designated and highly successful Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) program. The program emphasizes the application of advanced quantitative techniques to provide insights into specific business or policy challenges. An accelerated degree program option allows Marquette students to complete both the bachelor’s and MSAE degrees in only five years (4+1).

Our Faculty

The department is led by 11 full-time faculty members, including many highly productive researchers who are recognized experts in their fields. 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.

Department highlights

  • Economics graduates are recruited by leading employers in the region and the nation, including Baird, BMO, CDW, Direct Supply, FDIC, FIS, Generac, Huron Consulting Group, Johnson Controls, Manpower Group, Morgan Stanley, Morningstar, Northwestern Mutual, US Census Bureau, US Department of Justice, and many more.
  • Economics faculty publish in highly respected peer-reviewed journals, such as American Economic Journal: Policy, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, The Journal of Economic History, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, Labour Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Review of International Economics, and many others.
  • Students in the Applied Global Business Learning Program consult with businesses in developing nations to provide micro-enterprise solutions. Students enroll in courses that travel to developing countries or consult virtually from Marquette's campus in this hands-on, real-world experience.
  • 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 forum to engage students, enhance applied economics research, and expand economic awareness. Center sponsored activities include professional networking events, the Marburg Memorial Lecture and analysis of contemporary economic issues.