The Department of Economics and International Business teaches students to be creative thinkers and problem solvers who are comfortable in diverse business settings and prepares them for careers in non-profits to international corporations. Students who major in Economics or International Business can take the principles, approaches, and conclusions they learned at Sam Houston State University and apply them not only in the business world, in developing sound policies in business and government, but in making personal life decisions as well.
As a Economics or International Business major, you will:
Develop critical thinking skills and enhance decision making abilities;
Learn to work effectively in teams and hone communication and financial skills;
Learn from professors who’ve lived and worked internationally;
Learn the importance of international trade in the world economy;
Receive a versatile degree with numerous career opportunities.
If you are wondering what Economists do and the type of careers in Economics then watch this short video by the American Economic Association.
Recent news & updates
Dr. Mark Frank discussed economic inequality on Houston's NPR. (April 2015)
Dr. Darren Grant discussed tougher standards for drunk drivers on BBC Radio. (February 2015)
Dr. Mark Frank's research featured in the front page of SHSU website.
Dr. Santosh Kumar in Today@Sam (September 2014)
First Indian fellow studies climate and agriculture at SHSU Department of Economics (June 2014)
Dr. Berg named as new Interim Chair of the Department of Economics and International Business.
SHSU Economics students participate in research conference at the Dallas Federal Reserve.
Dr. Troy Quast receives National Institute of Health (NIH) Grant (February 2014)