Study Economics at UW Oshkosh
Explore undergraduate and graduate options at UW Oshkosh. The program of study in Economics is designed to prepare students for any of a variety of careers in the fields of economics, business, government and higher education. A major in Economics provides excellent preparation for post-graduate study in economics, business and law.
Economics is also about research. Our majors take Econometrics, a course requiring them to develop and complete their own research project. Many of our majors have been hired specifically for their research skills. Several have gotten undergraduate research grants to strengthen their research skills and a number have made presentations of their research at the Midwest Economics Association meetings, the Wisconsin Economics Association meetings and various undergraduate research forums throughout the state. Over the last six years, nine Economics students have published their research in the Oshkosh Scholar.
Econometrics isn’t the only class where students gain quantitative and research skills. Students in the Times Series Analysis and Forecasting course learn how to use sales and production input data to generate forecasts of future demand or of future supply chain needs. And students in Macroeconomic Forecasting learn both the technical aspects as well as the art of generating macroeconomic forecasts based on the quantitative assessment of data and evaluation of world events. These students present their work to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago each fall.