Why study economics at UND?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

Students seeking the accelerated degree may apply to the School of Graduate Studies after completing 60 credits.

Graduate Application Deadlines
May 15* | Aug. 1
Oct. 15 | Dec. 1
March 15* | May 1

*Priority deadline

When you study economics, you'll investigate the subject from two perspectives. The view from 30,000 feet, or macroeconomics, covers society-wide issues such as inflation, unemployment and economic growth. You'll also study the field on a closer, or microeconomic, level, learning to analyze product pricing, competition between businesses in an industry, and the effects of regulation.

Because you'll perform wide-ranging quantitative and qualitative analysis of economic and social forces as an Economics student, this major is a great launching pad for careers such as data analysts, data quality managers, and in other fields that demand an understanding of individuals and society - as well as, of course, careers in academia and as professional economist. (If you're interested in pursuing graduate study in economics or actuarial science, consider enrolling in the quantitative track offered by the major.)

Looking to learn advanced applied economic skills? UND's M.S. in Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics provides students the opportunity to learn data analytics informed by economics perspectives. Whether you complete a thesis or an independent study, you'll work directly with a faculty adviser as you learn to gather data, apply economic theory and communicate clearly with others — all skills critical to landing a career in private industry or government.

How does an accelerated program work?

The accelerated B.A./M.S. degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at UND an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. Undergraduates in both the B.B.A. in Business Economics and the B.A. in Economics are eligible for consideration for the accelerated degree program.

All requirements for both the undergraduate and M.S. degrees must be met, and these students may double count up to 12 graduate-level credits towards the requirements for their undergraduate degree and their M.S. degree requirements. Accelerated degree students must obtain their M.S. degree within 12 months of completing their undergraduate degree, provided that the degree requirements can be completed in that time frame.

Accreditation by AACSB


This program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.

Combined Economics Program 

  • We support your research: Students and recent grads are eligible for department grants to cover the costs of conferences and research materials.

  • Hear leading economists discuss insights on emerging issues at the annual Korus Seminar Series in Economics & Finance.

  • Learn to clearly analyze and explain datasets to wide variety of individuals, a skill that will lead to countless career opportunities.

Economics Careers


Median annual salary for an economist, 2019

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Expected growth in demand for economists by 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Economists have an inside track on predicting the results of policies set by governments and businesses. As a result, you'll be in demand as a researcher, manager or administrator in a range of industries. Some of the industries economics majors typically work in include:

  • Corporate finance
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Investing
  • Accounting
  • Policy analysis
  • Financial management

Increasingly, companies are relying on economists to analyze customer-level data to issue sales projections and forecast consumer behavior. A Master's in Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics puts you in position to launch a career in:

  • Economic development
  • Strategic planning
  • Consulting
  • Analysis
  • Applied research

Where UND Economics Alumni Work

Economics alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • American Bank Systems, Inc.
  • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Economics Courses You Could Take 

Gain the Insights to Lead

Students at UND gain the experience necessary to lead in the classroom and in the office.

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