Undergraduate Programs


Economics Career Opportunities

Career Outlook

Economics majors find their way into many different career paths. Many continue on for further education to take on roles in academia or research while others work in public policy development, manufacturing and trade, government and even journalism.

Common Job Titles

  • Budget Analyst
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Claims Adjuster/Appraiser
  • Consultant
  • Cost Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Political Scientist
  • Securities, Commodities and Financial Services Sales Agent
  • Transportation Manager
  • Urban/Regional Planner


  • Baking and Finance
  • Consulting
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Market Research
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications

Average Starting Salary

Drexel 2016 economics graduates earned an average starting salary of $60,778.

Job Landings

  • Goldman, Sahs & Co.
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • JP MorganChase

Professional Organizations

Continuing Education Opportunities

Many students also choose to continue their studies in graduate schools, pursuing such degrees as:

Recent Drexel economics alumni have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in the following programs:

  • Columbia University (PhD)
  • London School of Economics (MS)
  • Princeton University (MS)
  • University of Arizona (PhD)
  • University of Chicago (MBA)
  • University of Maryland (MS)
  • University of Michigan (JD)