Economics

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

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 Employment

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

Accreditation

IACBE

Davis & Elkins College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. Click here to read the current Student Learning Outcome results.

The business and business-related programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

Bachelor of Science
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
Bachelor of Arts
  • Hospitality Management
Associate in Science
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
Associate in Arts
  • Hospitality Management
Academic Minor
  • Railway Heritage Tourism

In order to more accurately reflect changes made in our curriculum that would capture meaningful student learning outcome data, our department asked to defer our self-study for one academic year. This was denied; the department is therefore on probation until the Board of Commissioners reviews our self-study documents (sent for November 2016 review) and upon completion of a site visit in 2017 and a final review. The majors and all courses are fully accredited during this time period.

 

Student Achieves Top Award in Business Simulation Competition

Senior Oliver Bienias was named Industry Champion in a simulated business competition with hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the world.

 

Students Take Top Awards at PBL Conference

D&E students achieved top honors at the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference. The event tests students’ business knowledge in a broad range of career-related areas.