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What You Learn

You gain an understanding of economic policy on both the micro and macro levels in the Kean economics program.

  • Understand how wealth is created and distributed in a global economy

  • Study historical and contemporary trends and translate insights into fiscal policy

  • Explore how markets work, and learn quantitative and qualitative research methods

  • Learn urban economics at New Jersey's first urban research university

You can also choose to minor in economics to advance your studies in your chosen major or pursue certification as an economics teacher.

An economics degree fosters critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It equips individuals to analyze economic policies, predict market trends, and pursue careers in finance, consulting, government and academia. It also serves as a stepping stone to advanced degrees and specialized research opportunities.

Chen Meng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Econ Professor Chen Meng


Kean economics graduates have vibrant careers in diverse industries. Popular jobs for economics majors include:

  • Economist
  • Financial consultant                                              
  • Data analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Economic researcher
  • Actuary
  • Underwriter
  • Statistician
  • Investment broker
  • Securities trader

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

Omicron Delta Epsilon

The Kean chapter of the Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society is dedicated to recognizing outstanding student achievements in the field of economics.

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Omicron Delta Epsilon


Kean students have the chance to conduct research with world-class faculty and present their findings at the annual Kean Research Days event.

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Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

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Study Abroad

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