Managerial Economics

The Department of Resource Economics, in which Managerial Economics is housed, tackles complex questions about how to use environmental, natural, and human resources. By researching important societal problems and gathering and analyzing data, the major offers policy solutions that move the needle on today’s most pressing issues. Managerial Economics examines how firms and consumers make production, consumption, and investment choices.

 

Welcome to the Managerial Economics Community

Managerial Economics is an applied field of economics that concentrates on the application of economic principles and quantitative techniques to study business decision making. Students develop expertise in accounting, finance, business strategies, and market demand analysis. Microeconomic models and case studies are used to demonstrate how an individual can make wise choices to operate effectively within a complex economy of millions of businesses linked by thousands of markets. Although most graduates accept jobs immediately after completing their degree, the program also provides excellent preparation for graduate school in Resource Economics, Economics, Public Policy, and Business Administration.

Sophomores interested in Finance – recruiting for summer 2023 starts in September!

If you are a sophomore interested in an internship in the financial sector, employers begin recruiting over the summer and into September, so you need to be paying attention in August and as soon as you return to campus!

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Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Seniors – schedule appointments with us during the summer

The SBS career team is here for you all summer, and we know that many of you have decided to hold off on your job search until after graduation.  You can schedule appointments with us for up to six months …

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Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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What IS investment banking, anyway? From Wall Street Prep

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Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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The SBS Office of Career & Professional Development annually surveys graduating seniors in order to provide a snapshot of their post-graduation plans.  The survey begins just prior to graduation, and continues until six months after graduation.  Our data collection process is guided by the industry standard put forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and includes information collected by the SBS Office of Career & Professional Development, the Office of Institutional Research at UMass Amherst, and by various academic departments, as well as from information that is made publicly available by students.  The SBS undergraduate outcomes knowledge rate for 2020 was 60%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

The SBS Office of Career & Professional Development annually surveys graduating seniors in order to provide a snapshot of their post-graduation plans.  The survey begins just prior to graduation, and continues until six months after graduation.  Our data collection process is guided by the industry standard put forth by the National Association of Colleges & Employers, and includes information collected by the SBS Office of Career & Professional Development, the Office of Institutional Research at UMass Amherst, and by various academic departments, as well as from information that is made publicly available by students.  The SBS undergraduate outcomes knowledge rate for 2021 was just shy of 60%, though knowledge rate varies among departments.

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SBS graduates pursue a range of plans after graduation, including employment, continuing education, and volunteering/service, among others.  This graph depicts what recent SBS graduates tell us they are doing within six months after graduation.