Economics Concentration

Why Specialize in Economics?

The Economics concentration provides the basic analytical foundations of how business firms operate and maximize their overall goals of profits and sustainability. Topics include small business development, consumer behavior, efficiency of firms, labor market policies, different market structures, effective use of resources and global competition. The impact of different types of government policies are analyzed in a broad context. The Economics concentration provides strong analytical skills that facilitate higher level critical thinking.

What are the salaries?

Job market surveys show that Economics is consistently one of the top ten in demand majors by employers. Business Economists have a starting salary between $58,000 and $67,000. There are only a handful of majors at Cal Poly Humboldt with higher starting salaries nationally. Our students have careers in banking and financial services. They own and run businesses. They work for business development agencies and they work in government.