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Why choose an Economics Immersion? Click on your major below to see specific topics of interest, skills gained/honed, and possible careers that combine various majors with an immersion in Economics:

College of Applied Science and Technology

Engineering Technology (All)

The Economics immersion enables students to explore how technology firms and markets function, and how economic policy can be designed to help them function more efficiently. Coursework focuses upon strategic decision-making in markets that feature high fixed costs for infrastructure and research and development, and upon economic policy-making in an increasingly globalized marketplace.

Specific topics of interest may include:

  • How economic incentives can be used to develop environmentally-friendly products and cleaner pollution control technologies
  • Economics of energy and telecommunication networks
  • Cost-benefit analysis of technology development and implementation
  • Developing pricing strategies in technology markets

Skills gained/honed through Economics study:

  • Critical thinking and strategic decision-making
  • Understanding of how economic models are developed and applied in a policy/decision-making setting
  • Introduction to a range of contemporary global economic issues
  • Economic data analysis strategies

Possible careers that combine Engineering Technology with Economics include:

  • Regulatory compliance officer
  • Intellectual property law
  • Environmental project engineer/manager
  • Cloud solutions architect

Packaging Science

The Economics immersion enables students to explore how firms and markets function, and how economic policy can be designed to help such firms/markets function more efficiently. Coursework focuses upon strategic decision-making and upon economic policy-making in an increasingly globalized marketplace.

Specific topics of interest may include:

  • Analyzing how economic incentives can be used to develop more environmentally-friendly product packaging and cleaner pollution control technologies
  • Economics of logistics and supply-chain innovation
  • Developing pricing strategies in packaging markets

Skills gained/honed through Economics study:

  • Critical thinking and strategic decision-making
  • Understanding of how economic models are developed and applied in a policy/decision-making setting
  • Introduction to a range of contemporary global economic issues
  • Economic data analysis strategies

Career options that combine Packaging Science with Economics include:

  • Regulatory compliance officer
  • Intellectual property law
  • Environmental project engineer/manager
  • Packaging project/program engineer or manager

International Hospitality & Service Management

The Economics immersion enables students to explore how hospitality and tourism businesses and markets function, and how economic policy can be designed to help them function more efficiently. Coursework focuses upon strategic decision-making and upon economic policy-making in an increasingly globalized marketplace.

Specific topics of interest may include:

  • Analyzing how economic incentives can be used to encourage green and eco-tourism
  • Cost-benefit analysis of hospitality and service management innovations
  • Developing pricing strategies in hospitality and service management markets

Skills gained/honed through Economics study:

  • Critical thinking and strategic decision-making
  • Understanding of how economic models are developed and applied in a policy/decision-making setting
  • Introduction to a range of contemporary global economic issues
  • Economic data analysis strategies

Career options that combine International Hospitality & Service Management with Economics:

  • Hotel and resort management
  • Real estate
  • Private and public sector research in sustainable development or tourism

 

Saunders College of Business

All Programs

The Economics immersion explores how firms and markets function in various contexts, and how regional, national, and global markets are affected by economic policy. Related coursework sheds light on how the multiple business disciplines interact in the governance of firms and how firms may operate optimally within the larger social and institutional environment.

Specific topics of interest may include:

  • Economic analysis of corporate social responsibility
  • Economics of research and development
  • Decisions to protect intellectual property via patent as opposed to trade secrecy
  • Employee health care costs and benefits
  • Development of eco-labels
  • Design of new financial instruments

Skills gained/honed through Economics study:

  • Critical thinking and strategic decision-making
  • Understanding of how economic models are developed and applied in a policy/decision-making setting
  • Introduction to a range of contemporary global economic issues
  • Economic data analysis strategies

Career options that combine Business disciplines with Economics include:

  • Investment banking
  • Import-export regulation
  • Market analyst
  • Law
  • Real estate

 

B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

All Programs

The Economics immersion enables students to explore how computing and information sciences firms and markets function, and how economic policy can be designed to help such firms/markets function more efficiently. Related coursework focuses upon strategic decision-making in markets that feature high fixed costs for hardware and software research, development, and production, and upon economic policy-making in an increasingly globalized marketplace.

Specific topics of interest may include:

  • Economics of developing greener and more secure computing at the personal and firm levels
  • Economics of more robust computing performance at the regional, national, and international levels
  • Cost-benefit analysis of information technology development and implementation
  • Developing pricing strategies in information technology markets

Skills gained/honed through Economics study:

  • Critical thinking and strategic decision-making
  • Understanding of how economic models are developed and applied in a policy/decision-making setting
  • Introduction to a range of contemporary global economic issues
  • Economic data analysis strategies

Careers that combine Computing and Information Sciences with Economics include:

  • Regulatory compliance officer
  • Game design and development management
  • Intellectual property law
  • Project engineer/manager
  • Cloud solutions architect
  • Cybercrime analyst

 

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

All Programs

The Economics immersion enables students to explore how engineering firms and markets function, and how economic policy can be designed to help such firms/markets function more efficiently. Related coursework focuses upon strategic decision-making in markets that feature high fixed costs for infrastructure and for research and development, and upon economic policy-making in an increasingly globalized marketplace.

Specific topics of interest may include:

  • How economic incentives can be used to develop environmentally-friendly products and cleaner pollution control technologies
  • Economics of energy and telecommunication networks
  • Cost-benefit analysis of technology development and implementation
  • Developing pricing strategies in technology markets

Skills gained/honed through Economics study:

  • Critical thinking and strategic decision-making
  • Understanding of how economic models are developed and applied in a policy/decision-making setting
  • Introduction to a range of contemporary global economic issues
  • Economic data analysis strategies

Careers that combine Engineering with Economics include:

  • Regulatory compliance officer
  • Intellectual property law
  • Product development engineer
  • Project engineer/manager

 

College of Health Sciences and Technology

All Programs

The Economics immersion enables students to explore how health sciences and technology organizations and markets function, and how economic policy can be designed to help them function more efficiently. Related coursework focuses upon strategic decision-making and upon economic policy-making in an increasingly globalized marketplace.

Specific topics of interest may include:

  • Analyzing how economic incentives can be used to develop more cost-effective health intervention strategies
  • Economics of environmentally-friendly biomedical materials
  • Economics of healthcare insurance markets
  • Design of retail-shelf-level and product-level nutrition labels
  • Cost-benefit analysis of health technology development and implementation
  • Developing pricing strategies in health and biotechnology markets

Skills gained/honed through Economics study:

  • Critical thinking and strategic decision-making
  • Understanding of how economic models are developed and applied in a policy/decision-making setting
  • Introduction to a range of contemporary global economic issues
  • Economic data analysis strategies

Careers that combine Health Sciences and Technology with Economics include:

  • Health market analyst
  • Hospital administration
  • Medical waste management
  • Community health outreach specialist
  • Risk analyst
  • Program developer/manager in the health care sector.

 

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

All Programs

The Economics immersion enables students to explore how imaging arts and sciences organizations and markets function, and how economic policy can be designed to help such organizations/markets function more efficiently. Related coursework focuses upon strategic decision-making and upon public and private economic policy-making in an increasingly globalized marketplace.

Specific topics of interest may include:

  • Economics of digital rights management
  • Economics of creative arts markets
  • Economics of new media
  • Developing pricing strategies in imaging arts and sciences related markets
  • Economics of intellectual property rights

Skills gained/honed through Economics study:

  • Critical thinking and strategic decision-making
  • Understanding of how economic models are developed and applied in a policy/decision-making setting
  • Introduction to a range of contemporary global economic issues
  • Economic data analysis strategies

Careers that combine Imaging Arts and Sciences with Economics include:

  • Studio arts management
  • Creative arts market analyst
  • Graphic design company management
  • Film and animation project management

 

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

ASL-English Interpretation

The Economics immersion enables students to explore how economic principles are present in a wide range of individual and group decision-making contexts. Related coursework sheds light on developing and testing economic models of real-world phenomena.

Specific topics of interest may include:

  • Service market analysis
  • Economics of social service agencies
  • Economics of promoting equal opportunities, including educational and employment opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students and clients
  • Economics of globalization

Skills gained/honed through Economics study:

  • Critical thinking and strategic decision-making
  • Understanding of how economic models are developed and applied in a policy/decision-making setting
  • Introduction to a range of contemporary global economic issues
  • Economic data analysis strategies

Careers that combine ASL - English Interpretation with Economics include:

  • Private or public sector research
  • Consulting services
  • Social service administration
  • Interpreter service agency management
  • Law
  • Program development/management in various sectors.

 

College of Science

All Programs

The Economics immersion enables students to explore how economic principles complement natural science and mathematical principles to yield economic opportunities and challenges for firms and the markets within which they operate. Related coursework focuses upon how principles of natural science can be represented in economic models of individual, firm, and industry behavior, and how economic policy can be used to appropriately incentivize scientific research and the dissemination of its results.

Specific topics of interest may include:

  • Economics of green chemistry
  • Economics of bioinformatics
  • Economics of intellectual property development and protection

Skills gained/honed through Economics study:

  • Critical thinking and strategic decision-making
  • Understanding of how economic models are developed and applied in a policy/decision-making setting
  • Introduction to a range of contemporary global economic issues
  • Economic data analysis strategies

Careers that combine natural sciences or mathematics with economics include:

  • Actuarial scientist
  • Pharmaceutical market analyst
  • Private or public sector staff scientist
  • Municipal/hazardous/nuclear waste management consultant
  • Risk analyst
  • Program/product developer or manager in the chemical, pharmaceutical, optics, and related sectors.

 

College of Liberal Arts

All Programs

The Economics immersion enables students to explore how economic principles complement those of the other social sciences, the behavioral sciences, and the humanities to yield economic opportunities and challenges for individuals, firms, markets, and greater society. Related coursework sheds light on how principles from other areas of the liberal arts can be represented within or alongside economic models of individual, firm, and industry behavior. The Economics immersion also features discussion of how economic policy can be used to motivate desired outcomes.

Specific topics of interest may include:

  • Economics of digital rights management
  • Economics of print versus online content development and analysis
  • Economics of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • Economic analysis of laws and the functioning of legal and regulatory institutions
  • Economics of public institutions such as parks, museums, and education
  • Economics of women and the family

Skills gained/honed through Economics study:

  • Critical thinking and strategic decision-making
  • Understanding of how economic models are developed and applied in a policy/decision-making setting
  • Introduction to a range of contemporary global economic issues
  • Economic data analysis strategies

Careers that combine other social sciences or behavioral sciences or humanities with economics include:

  • Law and law enforcement
  • Public relations or advertising management
  • Analyst of various specific markets (e.g., real estate or natural resources)
  • Museum or theatre management
  • Private or public sector research
  • Social service administration
  • Program/product developer or manager in various sectors.
  • Risk analyst