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Why Widener?

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Career Opportunity

Students who graduate with an economics degree from Widener will be prepared for an emotionally and financially rewarding career. In a world that is becoming more connected and a national economy greatly impacted by globalization, students versed in economics will become our future leaders.


Real-World Experience

National internships in major cities like Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York and international study abroad opportunities in cities like London and Paris allow students to enhance their classroom learning. Students can also join the Money Club, which enriches students' academic experience with extracurricular and experiential activities in finance, fostering a positive social environment for networking and helping students build relationships with industry professionals.


Expert Faculty

In keeping with the Widener University tradition, the economics faculty strives to create the academic environment in which students can realize their full intellectual potential as well as develop the means for achieving their career goals. Economics faculty members are engaged in scholarly and consumer-driven research and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

  • Tom V. Hunter
Tom V. Hunter

Tom V. Hunter


Try to participate in the co-op program. I worked for AstraZeneca and KPMG where I learned about accounting and finance. I met people that were in a position to hire me.

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Potential Careers

  • Corporate economist
  • Financial analyst
  • Actuary
  • IRS agent
  • Financial planner

Recent Employers

  • IRS
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Mercer Financial Advisors
  • DuPont
  • Vanguard
  • Merrill Lynch
  • U.S. Government


The School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This professional accreditation places Widener among the top one-third of college business schools in the U.S. and Europe.