Economics

The economics program at WOU is all about the big picture. You’ll be exposed to the full range of application of economic theory including international trade, management decision-making, financial markets, labor markets and e-commence. Many economics majors complete an internship or practicum as part of their electives, so you’ll get a chance to learn practical skills in the field that will equip you for a wide range of employment options after graduation.

I’m also a minor!

credits required for the Economics major

students enrolled in the Economics program

students per class on average in the Economics program

%

of master's degree can be completed as an undergrad at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Apply analytical and decision-making skills to resolve complicated contemporary business, financial and social problems
  • Identify, collect, evaluate and interpret data from relevant sources
  • Effectively communicate economic information to the public

Career opportunities

  • Investment broker
  • Banker
  • Bookkeeper
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Market research executive

Economics minor

Students who minor in economics will gain a strong foundational understanding of macro and micro economics with a little algebra thrown in for fun. This is another great option for people who might want to be business owners one day, along with a business minor or entrepreneurship minor.

credits required for the Economics minor

Faculty

ALEJANDRO ABARCA

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
abarcaa@wou.edu

MARIANNE BRADSHAW

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8466 | bradshawm@wou.edu | WEST 201

ERMIE BUNCAL

Recruitment & Retention Advisor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8799 | buncale@wou.edu | WEST 102

PAUL DISNEY

Adjunct Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8546 | disneyp@wou.edu | WEST 208

MARK ELTON

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8359 | eltonm@wou.edu | WEST 107

JAVAD FARJAMI

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8421 | farjamij@wou.edu | WEST 110

JOSH GROVER

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
groverjs@wou.edu

SHAUN HANSEN

Professor, Business/Economics Division
hansens@wou.edu

CHRISTY HAWLEY

NTT Lecturer, Business/Economics Division
503-838-9533 | hawleyc@wou.edu | WEST 202

BOJAN ILIEVSKI

Associate Professor, Division Chair, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8346 | ilievskib@wou.edu | WEST 113A

JOHN LEADLEY

NTT Assistant Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8719 | leadlej@wou.edu | WEST 105

ANNA MAHONY

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8181 | mahonya@wou.edu | WEST 202

KEVEN MALKEWITZ

Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8718 | malkewik@wou.edu | WEST 203

RAJEEB POUDEL

Associate Professor, Business/Economics Division
poudelr@wou.edu

MARTIN SCHULZ

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8336 | schulzm@wou.edu | WEST 207A

KATE SCHWARZLER

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8421 | schwarzlerk@wou.edu | WEST 201

JENNIFER YANG

NTT Instructor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8421 | yangj@wou.edu | WEST 201

SEAN YODER

NTT Assistant Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8421 | yoders@wou.edu | WEST 207A

ZENON ZYGMONT

Professor, Business/Economics Division
503-838-8244 | zygmonz@wou.edu | WEST 209

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