Economics Programs

Winona State’s Economics Department is known for its innovative teaching strategies, ability to incorporate economic theories and models in analyzing problems, and emphasis on the application of course knowledge to solve real-world challenges. 

Economic Careers

The field of economics provides a diverse number of job opportunities. The demand for workers with a background in economic knowledge is projected to grow, creating even more job opportunities. 

Economics majors have a wide variety of employment opportunities available in diverse workplaces ranging from insurance firms to colleges and universities. 

Learn more about careers, graduate schools, and other resources for students from the American Economic Association.

What Can I Do With this Degree?

  • Government
  • Market Research Firms
  • Consulting Firms
  • Commercial & Regional Banks
  • Insurance Firms
  • National & Regional Brokerage Firms
  • Management & Independent Consulting Firms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Secondary public and private Schools
  • Hotel chains
  • Restaurants

Top Employers Hiring WSU Graduates

  1. Mayo Health Care System
  2. Fastenal
  3. Allina Health/ Abbott Northwestern/ United Hospital
  4. Gundersen Lutheran Hospital
  5. Rochester Public School District
  6. Winona State University
  7. IBM
  8. Winona Area Public Schools
  9. Austin Public Schools
  10. Target Corporation
Contact the Economics Department
Rob Wolf

Department Chair

Somsen 311C


Email Robert Wolf
Melissa Hamsund

Office Manager

Somsen Hall, Room 319


Email Melissa Hamsund