Recognized for Quality
In 1978, the Idaho State University College of Business became the first business school in the state of Idaho to receive accreditation from the international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The AACSB represents “the longest serving global association dedicated to advancing management education worldwide,” and accredits less than 5 percent of the 16,000 schools granting business degrees in the world. The College of Business’ accounting program is also separately accredited as one of only 175 schools holding both accounting and business accreditation, ranking ISU’s College of Business in the top two percent of business schools worldwide.
Average Econ Class Size
With small class sizes, economics students have the opportunity to gain a more personalized experience in their courses, working closely with professors in a private school-style setting.
Local Economic Research
Each semester students participate in various local economic research projects. One recent project allowed students to study the potential economic impact restoration of Pocatello’s Portneuf River might have on the city. The class evaluated potential benefits the revitalization projects could bring to the local economy and later presented their findings to the city’s key representatives. The student’s research will be used to prioritize city projects.
“This was not just an assignment, it gave us the opportunity to look at real projects happening now in Pocatello. The project gave us a view of how we can use economic principles in a real-world application.” Davis Taylor, Economics Student
Scholarships Exclusively for Economics Majors
The Economics Club
As a member-driven group, the Economics Club provides students with opportunities to go on field trips, compete in events, explore non-traditional applications of economics, and learn from hosted alumni speakers. The club has hosted nationally recognized Stand-Up Economist Yoram Bauman as well as participated in a private tour of the Salt Lake City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank. The club also continuously hosts successful ISU economics alumni speakers who share their tips for post-collegiate success.
Careers in Economics
A degree in economics opens up a variety of career and higher education opportunities. Students often take on roles in business, even opting to complete their education with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Students may also become economic consultants, researchers, professors, educators, or work for positions in government or in the not-for-profit sector. Economics is also a common undergraduate stepping stone for a legal degree; in fact a 2012-2013 analysis indicated that LSAT test scores were higher among economics majors.
The American Economic Association is an excellent resource for additional information about careers in economics, visit the AEA website for great tools, videos and more.