A degree in anthropology
The broad nature of an anthropological education makes it well suited for the professional demands of today's world, which values culturally savvy, adaptable workers. The ability of anthropologists to see problems through a fresh "outsider's" vantage point is particularly valued by students who go on to work in business, consulting, and other administrative fields.
Craig Meiners, alumni spotlight
Craig Meiners completed his master's degree at Wayne State University in 2018 with a focus on business and organizational anthropology. He participated in multiple projects as a graduate student like the Chevrolet “Call Me Out” project and organizing the Global Business Anthropology Summit with Dr. Batteau.
Molly Sanford, anthropology alumni
Molly Sanford was a business anthropology student who concentrated on food and culture. She did her final master thesis research with Flashfood which is a company based in Toronto. Flashfood has developed a phone application that partners with grocery stores in various regions of Canada.
Alex Beaudin, alumni spotlight
Alex Beaudin graduated from the Wayne State University Anthropology department in 2013 with a master's in business anthropology. He was interested in how language was used by social media companies. For his master’s essay, he compared Starbucks and Caribou Coffee to examine and compare how the two companies used language in their social media to convey the impression of being personable.
WSU's Department of Anthropology is teaming up with Project We Hope, Dream, and Believe to excavate the home of Civil Rights icon Malcolm X