From the JAYwalk
New programs connect science, math, and economics
Two new programs are bringing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) focus to economics and finance.
This fall OWU is launching a new major in quantitative economics that prepares students to analyze economic issues, explore theories, and predict future conditions using statistical procedures and mathematical models. Potential careers for quantitative economics majors include financial analyst, economic forecaster, investment banker, benefits analyst, and other jobs requiring workers skilled in interpreting, analyzing, and presenting data.
OWU is also partnering with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland to create an early admission pathway for OWU students seeking to earn a Master of Science in Management- Finance degree from CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management. Through the new agreement, Ohio Wesleyan students accepted into the Weatherhead School will receive a $10,000 scholarship for their MSM in Finance program, a STEM degree, and have the potential to receive additional merit scholarships.