Carnegie Mellon University

Undergraduate Economics

Our students bring analytical insights, creative problem-solving skills and a passion for making a difference to the business world and society. 

Carnegie Mellon enjoys a rich history of innovative research and a strong culture of interdisciplinary collaboration. The extraordinary impact of Carnegie Mellon is reflected in the nine Nobel Prizes awarded for economic research conducted here. We bring this same innovative spirit to our teaching of economics.  

Our graduates are highly sought after by academia, business and government. Roughly two-thirds of our graduates embark on careers as analysts and economists in the fields of banking, consulting, government, data science, marketing and technology. Roughly one-third of our graduates go to graduate school to study business administration, economics, finance, data science, law, medicine and statistics.

Education & Research Excellence

Course Spotlight: Technology, Jobs, and the Future of Work

Moneythink Finnovation Challenge Propels Winner to Amazon Contest Win

For the second year in a row, the undergraduate student organization Moneythink hosted the Tartan Financial Innovation Challenge. The hackathon-style event challenges participants to create projects that promote financial literacy.


Research Spotlight: How does a natural disaster affect voting patterns?

Economics Senior Selected as Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar

Congratulations to Seth Henry, senior economics major! The Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars Program recognizes 40 seniors who embody Carnegie Mellon’s high standards of academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership and involvement in student organizations, athletics or the arts. 

Economics Senior Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa Society

Congratulations to Jules Ross, senior economics major! Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most distinguished undergraduate academic honorary society, with chapters at only 286 of the foremost institutions of higher education across the country. Only 21 seniors are selected for the honor of early initiation.

Tepper School Graduates Prepare for Economics Ph.D. Programs

Each year the Tepper School of Business sends graduates out into the world to test their knowledge and prove what they have learned during their time on campus. However, some students are only getting started with their schoolwork.

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