Businesses and organizations across many industries are increasingly relying on economic analysis and quantitative methods to analyze and forecast business, sales, and other economic trends.

As a result, demand for Davis & Elkins College Economics majors should be best in private industry, especially in management, international business, scientific, and professional consulting services.

Career Outlook

Any student considering a career in business can utilize an economics degree. Usually associated with banking and the financial industries, an economics degree is a plus for those interested in Economic Development in the marketplace.

Economics majors can look to the following areas of focus for their careers: International Trade, Economic Development, Banking, Financial Services, Real Estate, Public Policy development in the non-profit sector, the Health Care industry, and Entrepreneurship.


Internships provide opportunities for Business and Entrepreneurship students to apply knowledge gained in the classroom while making meaningful contributions to the organization for which they work.

D&E’s Division of Business and Entrepreneurship is very supportive of student internships. Students learn of internships through announcements from the College’s Office of Career Services & Student Employment, and the Division of Business and Entrepreneurship. Students also find internship opportunities on their own through family and friends, professional acquaintances, and internet sources.

Students may participate in internships throughout any semester, though most are completed during the summer, typically for 10 weeks. Interns work with the Director of Career Services & Student Employment to develop an internship proposal. In addition to the work on the job, interns write a reflective journal and complete either a research or experience paper. All divisional internships involve some research in the literature of the field in which the internship takes place.

Independent Studies

Independent studies allow students to study topics that are not part of the regular curriculum. Independent studies require students work closely with a faculty member in the area in which the independent study is to be done.


Student work-study positions are available. Contact D&E’s Student Employment Director for further information.



The Academic Business Unit at Davis & Elkins College has received specialized accreditation for its business program(s) through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.
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Almost all required business and economics courses are taught in the Eshleman Science Center.

Naturally, numerous local, regional, national, and international business facilities are available for business majors to complete their required internships and practica.

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