Economics Student Opportunities
Muskingum University’s Ignition Program provides the opportunity for students to nurture and develop entrepreneurial ideas, share skills and resources, and launch new products.
Ignition is a high-impact, value-added experience designed to bring together Muskingum students of any major with entrepreneurial ideas and aspirations. The intent of the program is to help students take full advantage of the impactful, well-rounded education received at Muskingum University.
BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA (BPA)
Business Professionals of America is the nation's leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, accounting, office administration, and other business-related career fields. With 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across 25 states and Puerto Rico as well as international presence in China and Peru, BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.
The Golden Muskie chapter of Business Professionals of America provides technical skills such as resume writing and interviewing to Muskingum students. The chapter is also committed to giving back to the campus and surrounding community. Members master important skills to succeed in the business world and sharpen their content area knowledge.
The mission of the Muskingum University Investment Club is to provide students with an educational experience in the areas of equity analysis, portfolio management, and market research. Students will build financial skill sets not learned in a traditional curriculum and can expect an open forum environment where they can learn from one another.
Meetings provide a place of gathering where like-minded students can come to share a love of the financial markets and develop skill sets that will be applicable to careers in finance and business. The long-term vision of this club is to manage a designated fund which will give students hands-on experience with portfolio management and provide financial benefits to Muskingum University and its students.
The Economics, Accounting, and Business Department typically employs one or two student assistants each year. Duties include, but are not limited to, research assistance, grading assistance, case analyses, facilitating classroom preparation, management of the annual departmental awards ceremony, tutoring assistance, and general office duties.