Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
Credit Hours:

Discover the connection between economic theory and real world applications.
Economists devise procedures and use mathematical models to answer real-world questions, such as how long an economic downturn might last or what effects new tax legislation might have on unemployment levels.

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Why Earn a Bachelors in Economics?

A B.B.A. in Economics helps you develop a clear understanding of how to apply economic theory to real-world business and policy issues. Along the way, you'll learn a marketable, transferable skill set that makes you a valuable asset to any company.

We administer a rigorous curriculum with a unique perspective on economics through shared resources between the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law, and the Department of Economics. We offer scholarships and opportunities to work in our Help Center to qualified students. And our job placement specialist and alumni network have been successful in finding jobs for our students.

Marketable Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Oral and written communication
  • Corporate value application
  • International financial market knowledge
  • Address complex business situations

Economics Degree Highlights

You may network with business professionals through the Economics Student Organization and the Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society.
The Professional Leadership Program works with corporate partners in the region to get you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce.
Some students gain research experience by working in the Center for Economic Education, the Center for Environmental Economic Studies and Research, or the Economics Research Group.
Our Business Living Learning Community gives you the chance to form strong bonds with your classmates. You’ll live on campus with other business students and take several classes with a small group of your peers.
Scholarships sponsored by the FIREL Department and the Department of Economics are available to help you pursue your education.
Faculty members are professional researchers, student mentors and dedicated teachers who’ve earned recognition from the Southern Economic Association and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, among others.

Career Outlook

As an economist, you may be employed in:

  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Retail

Other potential employers include international trade associations or nonprofit and governmental agencies, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some economists work for consulting firms or are self-employed consultants.

B.B.A. in Economics graduates get jobs such as:

  • Financial analyst
  • Credit analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Actuary
  • Personal financial advisor

Economics Degree Courses You Could Take

Intermediate Macro-Theory (3 hrs)
Factors affecting income level, employment and output; national income concepts and measurements; application of economic policy to current problems.
Managerial Economics (3 hrs)
Integrates microeconomic theory with accounting, finance, marketing and production management. Demand and cost estimation and forecasting; pricing; business strategy; case studies.
Principles of Microeconomics (3 hrs)
Business organization and market economy; theory of the firm; techniques of economic analysis in current economic problems; comparative economic systems.
Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hrs)
Principles of economic organization and growth in modern, industrial society; money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy; determinants of national income and business fluctuations.
Accounting Principles I (3 hrs)
External uses of accounting information; interpretation of accounting data; analysis of financial statements; income and cash flow analysis; nature of assets and liabilities; understanding accounting reporting process.
Intermediate Micro-Theory (3 hrs)
Demand and supply analysis, consumer choice theory, production and cost theory and market equilibrium under different market structures.

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