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Oakland University listed among top colleges for Economics majors

Oakland University listed among top colleges for Economics majors

San Francisco-based Zippia named Oakland University as one of the top colleges in Michigan for Economics majors.

The company, which provides career information tools for professionals across industries, created an “Economics Quality Index” to rank which programs offer the best career opportunities for Economics majors.

Oakland’s number three spot in the state is based on graduation rates, cost and career results for recent graduates.

“Employers seek Oakland University business graduates for professional positions in their organizations,” says Dr. Michael A. Mazzeo, dean and professor of finance of Oakland’s School of Business Administration.

In fact, on average more than 80 percent of Oakland business graduates are employed before they even graduate. More than 93 percent of business graduates are professionally employed within six months of graduation.

“The Oakland business school has an outstanding reputation in the region thanks to our experienced and highly regarded faculty, excellent programming and successful alumni,” says. Mazzeo. “While ratings and recognition do not tell the whole story, they do help further enhance the value of a business degree from Oakland University.”

Zippia’s report highlights the advantages of majoring in Economics: “The job prospects, the intellectual challenge and the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest thinkers of all time.”

Oakland’s Economics program is rooted in the Institution’s history. Since 1959, Oakland University’s School of Business has evolved from a small liberal arts business program in the College of Arts and Sciences to a Department of Economics and Business Administration to an AACSB-accredited School of Business Administration offering undergraduate and graduate business degrees.

Economics students at Oakland can choose between three Economics majors, based on their educational objectives: Bachelor of Science in Business Economics; Bachelor of Science in Economics; and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, offered jointly with Oakland’s College of Arts and Sciences.