The study of economics is more vital in today's world than ever before. The exchange of and competition for goods and services -- in the United States and around the world -- influences everything from small-scale community decisions to global geopolitics.
Economics is offered as both a major and a minor.
Mathematical Economics is offered as a major.
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Academic focus: Economics, political science, and globalization studies triple major
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Job: Head of the European Fuel Trading desk at Maersk Oil Trading
Rosenkrans (pictured above, left) earned his M.S. in Economics from Copenhagen University. While studying, he worked at the Danish Ministry of Finance before taking a job with AP Moller-Maersk as a Business Development Manager in Maersk Oil Trading. He then joined the trading desk as a fuel trader before assuming responsibility for the European team of traders and operators.
“One of the lessons I learned early during my time in Gettysburg is that life is what you make it. I found that if I had the drive, ambition, interest and passion there were really no closed doors in Gettysburg. It really is about making those four years count, and that philosophy continues in life,” Rosenkrans said.