Undergraduate Major Details

Managerial Economics

What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Managerial Economics major is in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
Accelrys, Inc .
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Associated Students Dining Services
CEA C'E' UNICEF Local Youth Committee Firenze
Center for Poverty Research
Common Cause
Davis Cemetery District
Davis Community Meals
Davis Dollars
Drinks Association
Farmer Veteran Coalition
Frontier Communications
Grubwithus Inc.
Holman Management Consulting, LLC
Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience
Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel
International House, Davis
Katz and Klein Inc.
Morgan Stanley
North Davis Elementary School
NOW 100.5 fm
Paramount Pictures
Patwin Elementary School
Perishable Foods Council of Northern CA
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Robbins Gioia
Summerbridge Sacramento, a Breakthrough Program, at Sacramento Country Day School
Sutter Medical Center Sacramento
Talk Radio News Service
The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program
The Center for Land-Based Learning (SLEWS)
The Culture Co-op
The Raben Group, LLC
The Western United States Agricultural Trade Association
U.S. Department of Commerce: Minority Business Development Agency
UC Davis Campus Payroll Department
UC Davis Center for Poverty Research
UC Davis Cross Cultural Center
UC Davis Department of Asian American Studies
UC Davis Experimental College
UC Davis Geography Graduate Group
UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC)
UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)
UC Davis Picnic Day
UC Davis School Of Medicine
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services
UC Davis Student Housing
UC Davis Student Recruitment and Retention Center
UC Davis Student Resource Center
UCDMC Cardiology Davis Tower 6
UCDMC Cast Room
UCDMC Emergency Room
UCDMC Transplant Clinic
US Department of Commerce: International Trade Administration
US Department of Commerce: Minority Business Development Agency
US Dept of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research and Education Society (VN CARES)
Waddell & Reed Inc.
Yolo County Visitors Bureau
Yolo Family Resource Center
Z1 Properties Management & Sales
Zeeb Commercial Real Estate

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 273 77 28.2%
2013-14 355 57 16.1%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-13 55.4% 29.7% 5.4% 9.5%
2013-14 50.0% 35.7% 7.1% 7.1%
2014-15 60.6% 27.3% 6.1% 6.1%
2015-16 42.7% 29.6% 20.9% 6.8%
2016-17 29.4% 38.2% 27.9% 4.4%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
Absolute Security International Office/Accounting Assistant
Aerotek Technical Recruiter
Allstate Claims Adjuster
Aloha Express Manager
Ameriprise Financial Services Associate Financial Advisor
Another Planet Entertainment Administrative Assistant
Apple Computer Inc Account Coordinator
AT&T Manager
Bio-Rad Laboratories Financial Analyst
BlackRock Inc. Analyst
C.H. Robinson Produce Transportation Sales Rep
Camp Adventure Child and Youth Services Project Coordinator
CFI Broker Trainee
Cisco Systems, Inc Business Analyst
City of Burbank Administrative Analyst
City of Oakland Mortgage Loan
Counsyl Shipping and Inventory Associate
CSAA Insurance Group Insurance Analyst
Deloitte and Touche LLP Accountant
Deloitte and Touche LLP Tax Consultant
Digistream Research Analyst
English Teacher Teaching Assistant
Farm Credit West Credit Analyst
FDIC Financial Institutions Examiner
First Republic Bank Data Entry Specialist
Frito Lay District Sales Lead
FTI Consulting Consultant
Herndon Solutions Group Document Specialist
Hewlett-Packard Sales
Inflection Marketing Associate
Intel Corp Finance Associate
Intel Corp Financial Analyst
IT Consulting Associate Consultant
Kaiser Permanente Departmental Clerk
Knighted Ventures Associate
Logitech Financial Analyst
MassMutual Financial Group Financial Services Professional
Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor
Oracle Corp Global Expense Analyst
Paramount Citrus Sales Assistant
Peet's Coffee and Tea Sales Analyst
ProTransport-1 Customer Service And Sales
Provident Credit Union Loan Servicer
R-N-R Vineyard, Inc. Assistant Manager
Ross, Dress for Less Assistant Store Manager
Sacramento City Communicate Development Account Associate
Safe Security Portfolio Analyst
Salesforce.com Sales Assistant
SanDisk Corp. Channel Marketing Manager
Sempra Utilities Associate Accountant
State of California Auditor
The AroundCampus Group Sales Representative
Travis Credit Union Corporate Finance Business Analyst
Triage Consulting Group Consulting Analyst
U.S. Bank Banker
University of California, Davis Administrative Assistant
Wells Fargo Bank Home Mortgage Internship
Yelp Account Executive

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-13 $46,242 $43,000
2013-14 $46,100 $43,000
2014-15 $55,156 $58,000
2015-16 $53,753 $58,000
2016-17 $47,000 $43,000