Economics/Accounting

The study of Economics provides an understanding of economic concepts and the functioning of the economy in addition to the ability to apply economic analysis in problem solving. Accounting is an important tool used by managers of organizations to plan, control and report financial activity. Studying accounting leads to greater understanding of the operation and financial condition of any business, non-profit organization, or governmental agency. The combined Economics/Accounting major at Western is designed to integrate the most important aspects of economic theory and accounting practice to provide the foundation and advanced knowledge students need to succeed in business. It's an excellent undergraduate major for students wishing to pursue graduate study in law or business.

Western’s Economics Department is part of the College of Business and Economics.

Beyond the Classroom

The Western Washington University Economics Association is a student-led club that promotes the development of skills to lead members’ transition into the increasingly competitive job sector. The club coordinates events to help guide and inspire innovative thinking for economics students and business students alike. 

Careers and Graduate Studies

The Economics/Accounting degree provides students with a strong background in both economics and accounting. It is an excellent degree for students intending to pursue a career in business or to prepare for an MBA. With this major, numerous career options are available.

Sample Careers

  • Actuary/Banking
  • Financial Planner/Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Corporate Attorney
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance Consultant

Economics/Accounting, BA

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