Why major in Economics?

Economics at Hastings College prepares you to grapple with the allocation of limited resources, to meet the challenges of the complex, dynamic organizational environment. You’ll take challenging courses in economic theory and complete assignments that put those theories to the test. You’ll work individually. You’ll work within teams.

Tailor your course load to your interests and goals, from developing a global perspective to examining current issues. In the end, your critical analysis, communication and problem-solving skills will be sharp and you’ll be ready to get that first job or succeed in graduate school.

Hastings College Economics alumni have completed Ph.D. programs in economics, MBA programs, Masters of Public Policy programs, service with the Peace Corps and law degrees. They work domestically and internationally for Fortune 500 companies, banking and finance institutions, insurance companies, in education and public policy think tanks. Apply here!

Driving Success

Though they each have individual roles, four Heartland Bank employees relate to a special understanding that brings them together -- a Hastings College education. more
Hastings College has partnered with Omaha-based ScoreVision to install a new state-of-the-art scoreboard in Lynn Farrell Arena—and pilot a new internship program. This summer, four Hastings College students are exploring uncharted territory in... more
Dr. Jamie (Volz) Wagner '10 majored in mathematics and economics and Hastings College, where the professors actually helped her get into grad school. more
Jed Cornforth '00 majored in economics and business administration and is now the Strategic Planning and Business Analysis Director of USA Football. more
Devon Wetteland, a 2015-16 Talent Pool member, decided to apply for the competitive internship program based on an article about how employers value internships. more