Economics

Economics is the study of how individuals, businesses, and governmental units manage resources. Focused attention is given to how these entities influence and interact with each other in the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The dynamic and ever ­changing conditions of the economy create an exciting environment in which these interactions occur.

An undergraduate degree in Economics provides a broad education in the liberal arts, focusing on the social sciences, with a specialization in economic theory and application. Students can select the Bachelor of Arts in Economics, which includes more liberal arts courses, or the Bachelor of Science in Economics, which provides in­depth training in analytical methods. In both programs, students develop analytical, critical­thinking and communications skills they can use in many career fields.

Topics of study in both the B.A and B.S. in Economics include financial markets, labor relations, organization of business, and the distribution of wealth, poverty and income. These programs provide excellent preparation for employment and a solid foundation for graduate study in a variety of disciplines.

Requirements for BA in Economics

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Curriculum Requirements for BS in Economics

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Economics Degrees

The B.A. in Economics provides students with analytical and critical thinking skills, with an additional focus on general business concepts. The B.A. in Economics degree is designed to prepare students in the following areas: Analyze economic data to understand and explain market events Estimate and analyze the profitability of various enterprises Use critical thinking skills to solve economic issues and problems Analyze economic dimensions of public policy issues Interpret and analyze financial statements, understand the core functional areas of business.

Careers Opportunities with a B.A. in Economics

The quantitative and critical thinking skills acquired as an economics major lead to careers in banking, consulting, finance; government, management, retail; local, state and federal government; in addition to preparing for graduate programs in economics, business administration, and law. Job titles of recent graduates include:

  • Business development service agent
  • Business technology analyst
  • Corporate banking analyst
  • Customer and product support specialist
  • Data analyst
  • Data management specialist
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Investments analyst
  • Sales Specialist
  • Technical sales representative

Curriculum Guide

ECBA Spring 2017

The B.S. in Economics provides students with analytical and critical thinking skills, with a focus on quantitative skills. The B.S. in Economics degree is designed to prepare students in the following areas:

  • Analyze economic data using statistics and econometrics to understand and explain market events
  • Estimate and analyze the profitability of various enterprises
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve economic issues and problems
  • Analyze economic dimensions of public policy issues
  • Apply econometric techniques to determine demand, cost, production, consumption, and investment relationships

Careers Opportunities with a B.S. in Economics

The quantitative and critical thinking skills acquired as an economics major lead to careers in banking, consulting, finance; government, management, retail; local, state and federal government; in addition to preparing for graduate programs in economics, business administration, and law.   Job titles of recent graduates include:

  • Business development service agent
  • Business technology analyst
  • Corporate banking analyst
  • Customer and Product Support Specialist
  • Data analyst
  • Data management specialist
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Investments analyst
  • Research analyst
  • Sales Specialist
  • Technical sales representative

Curriculum Guide

ECBS Spring 2017