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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. Thursday and Friday classes also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert.

Careers in Economics

Careers for Economics Graduates

Many of our graduates enter advanced studies in top-ranked universities and have successfully completed their degrees. Others are employed in a wide variety of careers in business, government, or teaching, including those listed here (some of which require advanced degrees).

Advanced Studies

  • Law
  • MBA programs
  • Diplomacy and foreign affairs
  • Public Administration
  • Graduate studies in economics and finance


  • Financial analysts, stockbrokers, corporate planners, option traders
  • Sales representatives, managers, market analysts, management analysts
  • Real estate (sales and investors)
  • Bank officers, loan officers, trust officers
  • Insurance underwriters, claims adjusters
  • International business managers, multinational production and trade analysts


  • Public policy analysts
  • Statisticians
  • Elected officials
  • Research


  • K-12
  • Community college instructors
  • University professors

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 Last Modified 9/25/14