Introduction of Faculty

College of Humanities

Economics

Many of us would agree that death, competition and tax will never leave us in our lives. Economics begins with the positive acceptance of the facts of life and goes on to examine knowledge and value systems that we need to make decisions that affect our lives. To make the study of economics relevant to the lives of students, the economics division offers varied opportunities to students to socialize with each other and with the professors. At the economics division, you can delve more into the subjects of your interests through economics study or research groups. Outside of the classroom, you can get to know freshmen colleagues at group outings for freshmen or develop friendships with seniors at regular meetings with them or just relax at fall picnics. Faculty and students have frequent meals together to keep the communication channels open. It is for this reason that the Economics division requires students to meet their homeroom professors at least twice a year.

Professional opportunities

Every organization or individual in modern society behaves in an economic manner everyday, whether they are aware of it or not. The knowledge of economy is essential to all in society. Therefore, students of economics can be found working in a wide range of fields such as Korean and multinational companies, financial institutions, information service providers, economic research centers, and media, or continuing their studies in a number of programs both at home and abroad. While in the Economics program, some students prepare for government exams or certification tests that require knowledge of economics. Some of the most popular certificates that students are studying for are those required to become a CPA, investment consultant, stock market analyst, human resources consultant, information processing technician and future trader. Many students are recently turning their attention to American CPA test (AICPA).

Advice when considering this major

Even curators of museums cannot survive without knowledge of economics. Enrollment in economics programs has grown exponentially over the years in America, as there has been a resurgence of the interest in economics in society. Economics is not about reading dry textbooks filled with numbers and laws. Rather, it attempts to explain reality logically and provides knowledge necessary to anticipate the future.