What can you do with a degree in international political economy? A major in international political economy from Carthage can open the door to many professions. Carthage students develop a wide array of problem-solving skills. They learn how to identify the causes of why things are happening, which allows them to conduct “what-if” analyses. They do this by developing a strong modeling toolkit and using data analysis to inform their models and conclusions. These skills are in high demand in both business and policy analysis.

Please note that this list includes careers requiring differing degrees of education and training.

  • Economist
  • Financial Manager
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Political Scientist
  • Historian
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Attorney
  • Peace Corps Volunteer

Carthage IPE graduates have been hired as managers, computer analysts, investment brokers, floor traders, mutual fund specialists, financial advisors, financial consultants, and international business analysts.

  • Enterprise Management
  • Hewitt Associates
  • Kensington Securities
  • Chicago Board of Trade
  • Fortis Investors
  • American Express Financial Services
  • Japanese Consulate
  • U.S. Bank and Worldlink Ltd.

Carthage IPE graduates have also pursued graduate studies in dispute resolution and international political economy.

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