Economics Degrees

Students who wish to study economics will earn their Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a concentration in Business Economics. This program combines business knowledge with a focus on the analytical skills needed by today's workforce. Economists are called upon for a variety of tasks, including economic analysis of the overall economy as well as data collection, research analysis, forecasting, short and long-term planning, and consulting. The ability to make decisions at the macroeconomic level, as well as use economic modeling tools, make this concentration valuable for all industries as well as local, state and federal government entities. An increased emphasis on analytical, quantitative and technological skills sets this concentration apart from others.

Economists are called upon for a variety of tasks including economic analysis of the overall economy as well as a data collection, research analysis, forecasting, planning and consulting. The ability to make decisions at the macroeconomic level, as well as use economic modeling tools, make this concentration valuable for all industries as well as local, state and federal government entities. The increased emphasis on analytical, quantitative and technological skills sets this concentration apart.

Academic Requirements

The minor in economics is designed to prepare students with an overview of the basics of economics. The analytical skills plus the economics coursework prepares students with the critical thinking and problem solving skills needed in today’s world. Students will also learn how to apply economic rationale in the decision making process.

Academic Requirements

Career Opportunities:

  • Bank management
  • Financial planning and advising
  • Capital acquisitions analysts
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business owners.
Students who have graduated from this program have attended graduate schools to study economics, business, labor and industrial relations and law.
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Focused on real-life, hands-on experience

This is a versatile degree that prepares students to make decisions based upon quantitative analysis and to solve problems analytically, both of which are skills needed in a global business environment. Internships are available for juniors and seniors at local, regional and international companies. Recent internships have been completed at Wells Fargo, Enterprise and Innovative Textiles.