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Bachelor of Economics programs can illuminate the most important factors in our global marketplace: from understanding a single consumer's purchase, to a corporations decision on what commodity to produce and where to sell it. By studying Economics you will also learn about global issues like inflation and unemployment, taxes and trade deficits. An understanding of the key concepts of Economics is essential to almost any professional field, and graduates from Bachelor of Economics programs in the USA are qualified to pursue specialized positions in a range of sectors, as consultants, managers, marketers, entrepreneurs and more. Bachelor of Economics programs in the USA train students with developed analytical skills to research, assess and solve some of the world's most perplexing economic questions.

Economics is a liberal arts discipline, not actually a business discipline, therefore Bachelor in Economics majors study a curriculum that is substantially more theoretical and mathematical than the average Bachelor of Business Administration or Communication. Bachelor of Economics programs in the USA last for four years and may include study abroad opportunities, internship requirements and a bachelor thesis or culminating assignment. Tuition fees will depend on the applicant's state of residence and eligibility for financial aid.

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Bachelor in Economics (BSBA)

Campus USA Warrensburg
January 2015

At its roots, the study of economics provides a foundation for understanding the motivation of individuals and firms as well as the forces that cause growth in living standards, recessions, and inflation. Whether your interests focus on personal issues, such as... [+]

Best Bachelors Economics in USA 2014/2015. Bachelor in Economics (BSBA) At its roots, the study of economics provides a foundation for understanding the motivation of individuals and firms as well as the forces that cause growth in living standards, recessions, and inflation. Whether your interests focus on personal issues, such as understanding the incentives that induce human behaviors, or examining issues of critical social importance, economics is a stimulating, broad-based field with wide-ranging employment opportunities. Students are required to complete courses in accounting, computer information systems, management, and marketing. This extensive training makes it possible for our graduates to target a wide variety of employment opportunities or continue their education in graduate school. About the Faculty Economics classes at UCM are taught by dynamic, experienced, and nationally recognized faculty members who provide personalized attention for each student. These faculty members bring diverse training and work experiences to the classroom and are actively engaged in economic research. This research, which includes environmental aid, labor market analysis, valuation of sports teams and investigations of statistical methodologies, along with involvement in professional organizations, places the faculty at the forefront of their respective fields. Student Involvement Students pursuing an economics degree have access to a variety of campus organizations and events. The Department of Economics, Finance, and Marketing sponsors the Economics Club which promotes social interaction between students and faculty. In addition to on-campus activities, students are encouraged to complete an internship in economics in order to gain greater practical skills and insight during the completion of the undergraduate degree. Special Facilities The department's offices are housed in the Dockery Building. Classrooms, however, are located in the state-of-the-art Ward Edwards Building, which includes a large computer lab, group computer rooms, group and individual study rooms, student organization offices, and common areas for students. Classrooms are equipped with up-to-date computer hardware and software. Placement Training in economics will give you practical skills and many career choices. An economics degree or background is ideal for students planning for careers in the following areas: research analysts for private corporations such as banks, financial service institutions, and insurance companies; consultants for management, data processing, and health care firms; and analysts for government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. Studies show that the average compensation for graduates holding an economics degree is higher than all other undergraduate fields except engineering. UCM's Office of Career Services assists students in finding employment throughout the academic year. Recent graduates have landed a variety of positions in diverse settings including: Ph.D. programs and law schools, the Central Intelligence Agency, managerial consultants, financial brokers, and analysts for the state of Missouri. Scholarships & Financial Aid UCM's Student Financial Services Office offers nearly $7 million in merit-based scholarships each year to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, special talents, or potential in a specific field of study. The primary mission of the office is to help students and their families identify and apply for appropriate financial resources to help pay the educational and living expenses they'll incur to attend UCM. [-]

Bachelor in Economics

Campus USA Tampa
January 2015

Economics is the science of decision-making. The discipline includes the study of production, exchange, and consumption of material goods and services. It involves the study of local, state, national [+]

Bachelor in Economics

Economics is the science of decision-making. The discipline includes the study of production, exchange, and consumption of material goods and services. It involves the study of local, state, national, and international institutions and the policies that these private/government organizations develop to achieve particular goals. It includes analysis of both national and international macro indicators and studies the flows of goods and services both inter- and intra-nationally. The application of economic concepts to formal decision-making at the individual, institutional, and societal level is embedded into the curriculum (principally through the field/elective courses). Finally, economics is a science, and as such, it possesses a statistical foundation from which economists are able to test hypotheses related to the human behavior.... [-]

Bachelor Degree in Economics & Finance

Campus USA Spearfish Rapid City
January 2015

A degree in Economics and Finance will give you the tools necessary for solving problems associated with asset valuation and investment decisions. [+]

Best Bachelors Economics in USA 2014/2015. Bachelor Degree in Economics & Finance Specialize in Economics & Finance Get your business degree from BHSU Are you looking for a career in economics and finance? Black Hills State University has combined those fields together with a new major - Business Administration with a Specialization in Economics and Finance. Many of the challenges facing the nation and world today are either partially or wholly economic in nature. As such, the curriculum of the Economics and Finance major covers major social, political, and economic issues. Whether your goal is investments, consulting, or the corporate setting, a degree in Economics and Finance will give you the tools necessary for solving problems associated with asset valuation and investment decisions. Economics & Finance 4 Year Plan BHSU Business Administration with an Economics & Finance Specialization: 4-YEAR PLAN A minor is NOT required with a Business major. The Required Core and Specialization Credits are highly recommended to be taken as listed. This will allow you to fulfill your General Education Requirements for the University and progress through the Business Program efficiently. FRESHMAN YEAR Fall Semester ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting I (pre-req for ACCT-211) ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (gen ed) MIS 105 Introduction to Computers (pre-req for MIS 205 & BADM 320) Spring Semester ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting II (pre-req for ACCT 310, 430 & BADM 310) ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (gen ed) MATH 281 Introduction to Statistics (gen ed; pre-req for BADM 320, 321, & 425 ) MIS 205 Advanced Computer Applications (pre-req for ACCT 361) SOPHOMORE YEAR Fall Semester BADM 310 Business Finance (pre-req for BADM 411, 413 & 482) BADM 321 Business Statistics II Spring Semester Choose 1: BADM 280 Personal Finance** or ECON 330 Money & Banking** or BADM 411 Investments ** BADM 321 Quantitative Decisions Analysis BADM 344 Managerial Communications JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester BADM 413 Advanced Corporate Finance* BADM 350 Legal Environment of Business (pre-req for BADM 482) ECON 300/400 Elective - 2 MIS 325 Management Information Systems Spring Semester Choose 1: BADM 280 Personal Finance** or ECON 330 Money & Banking** or BADM 411 Investments ** BADM 360 Organization & Management (pre-req for BADM 482) BADM 407 International Business ECON 300/400 Elective SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester BADM 370 Marketing (pre-req for BADM 482) BADM 457 Business Ethics ECON 300/400 Elective Spring Semester BADM 425 Production & Operations Management BADM 482 Business Policy & Strategy ECON 300/400 Elective Electives - 6 credits Key: *Fall Only Classes ** Spring Only Classes Career possibilities in Economics and Finance What can I do with Economics and Finance? A degree in Economics and Finance opens up many exciting and possibly lucrative career opportunities. Here are some examples of careers you may establish with a degree in Economics and Finance. Bank Management Loan Officer Bank Examiner Commodities/Stock Broker Economic Forecaster Credit Accounting Coordinator Securities Analyst Pension Funds Administrator Portfolio Administrator Commercial Credit Analyst [-]

Bachelor in Economics

Campus USA Minneapolis Rochester
January 2015

A degree in economics prepares you for a wide range of graduate studies or jobs in both the public and private sectors. [+]

Bachelor in Economics A Firm Foundation A degree in economics prepares you for a wide range of graduate studies or jobs in both the public and private sectors. The department offers six majors: Economics Applied Economics Mathematical Economics Computational Economics Economics and Business Administration Political Science and Economics (education degree) MAJORING IN ECONOMICS The Department of Economics offers a program that stresses a strong theoretical background, quantitative analysis, and an emphasis on national and international issues. Students who graduate with an economics major are well prepared to continue their education in a variety of fields or to work successfully in business and government because of the strong liberal arts emphasis within the major. The department offers six majors: Economics, Applied Economics, Mathematical Economics, Business and Economics, Computational Economics, and Economics and Political Science (Education majors only). The Economics major and the Applied Economics majors lead to careers in the business world or government. The Mathematical Economics major is designed for students who intend to attend graduate school in economics or another quantitative field such as finance or operations research. It is also designed to serve students to work in quantitative fields immediately upon graduation, e.g., research analysts or actuaries. Computational Economics provides a liberal arts entry into the field of computer science. The combined Economics/Business Administration major allows students great flexibility in order to explore both fields. Finally, the teaching major in Political Science/Economics allows secondary education licensure students to obtain a solid background for teaching economics. The study of economics provides a firm foundation for confronting change because it presents a disciplined way to analyze and make choices. An Economics major prepares students for community leadership and leads to a great diversity of career opportunities including law, teaching, journalism, and private and public international service. Pre-law and potential Master of Business Administration students are especially encouraged to consider Economics as a major or a minor. Students are able to combine an Economics major with other disciplines such as Business Administration, International Relations, Mathematics, Management Information Systems, Political Science, History, and area study programs. Students who are interested in any type of quantitatively-oriented graduate program in economics or in business are encouraged to either major or minor in Mathematics. These students should also take courses in Computer Science. Consult an advisor for specific course suggestions. For the Economics and Applied Economics majors, the capstone experience is ECO 490 – Research Methods in Econometrics. Students in other majors should consult their advisor for alternatives. Internships are recommended. Students must consult with the department chair and the Strommen Center before registering for an internship for academic credit. Note: Transfer students must complete at least three upper division economics courses for a major and two for a minor. Transfer classes must have been completed in the last 10 years with at least a 2.0 grade. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Major in Economics, BA ECO 112- Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics ECO 312 – Intermediate Macroeconomics ECO 313 – Intermediate Microeconomics ECO 490 – Research Methods in Econometrics Three upper division economics electives MIS 379 – Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics and MIS 260 – Problem Solving for Business or MAT 163 – Introductory Statistics MAT 114 – Precalculus or MAT 145 – Calculus I or MAT 146 – Calculus II Graduation Skills Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major. Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills. Major in Applied Economics, BA ECO 112 – Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics ECO 312 – Intermediate Macroeconomics or ECO 315 – Money and Banking ECO 313 – Intermediate Microeconomics ECO 318 – Management Science ECO 350 – Labor Economics ECO 360 – International Economics ECO 490 – Research Methods in Econometrics ECO 399 – Internship Program or ECO 499 – Independent Study MIS 379 – Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics and MIS 260 – Problem Solving for Business or MAT 163 – Introductory Statistics ENL 223 – Writing for Business and the Professions PHI 120 – Ethics or PHI 125 – Ethics and Human Identity Graduation Skills Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major. Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills. Major in Computational Economics, BA See Computer Science. Combined Major in Economics and Business Administration, BA Five Economics courses and supporting courses in other departments: ECO 112 – Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics ECO 312 – Intermediate Macroeconomics ECO 313 – Intermediate Microeconomics ACC 221 – Introduction to Financial Accounting ACC 222 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting BUS 242 – Principles of Management or BUS 200 – Exploring Business as a Vocation MKT 252 – Principles of Marketing FIN 331 – Financial Management or MIS 379 – Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics and MIS 260 – Problem Solving for Business One upper division Economics course elective One upper division Business elective Graduation Skills Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major. The Quantitative Reasoning (QR) graduation skill can be met by completing two courses: (1) ECO 112 or 113 (QF) and (2) MIS 379 or ECO 318 or ECO 490 (QA). Consult your department chair or academic advisor if you wish to choose an alternative approach to meeting the QR graduation skill. Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills. Major in Mathematical Economics, BS ECO 112 – Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics ECO 312 – Intermediate Macroeconomics ECO 313 – Intermediate Microeconomics ECO 416 – Mathematical Economics ECO 490 – Research Methods in Econometrics MAT 145 – Calculus I MAT 146 – Calculus II MAT 245 – Calculus III MAT 246 – Linear Algebra MAT 373 – Probability and Statistics I MAT 374 – Probability and Statistics II MAT 324 – Analysis or MAT 369 – Modeling and Differential Equations in the Biological and Natural Sciences or MAT 377 – Operations Research Two upper division economics course electives Recommended Courses: CSC 160 – Introduction to Computer Science and Communication CSC 170 – Introduction to Programming Graduation Skills Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major. Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills. Teacher Licensure Major The State of Minnesota has specific licensing requirements for teachers that may differ slightly in emphasis from the Augsburg major requirements. The state requirements may also be subject to change after publication of this catalog. Students, therefore, should consult with the Augsburg Department of Education to identify current Minnesota teacher licensure requirements. Teaching Major in Political Science and Economics See Political Science. Departmental Honors GPA of 3.50 in the major and 3.00 overall; a senior thesis and comprehensive oral examination in the major field of concentration. Minor in Economics ECO 112 – Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 113 – Principles of Microeconomics ECO 312 – Intermediate Macroeconomics ECO 313 – Intermediate Microeconomics One additional upper division economics course Other configurations may be permitted by consulting with the department chair. Note: Students who plan to major in the department are strongly encouraged to select a faculty advisor as soon as possible in order to carefully plan their program of study. RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES Students at Augsburg have the opportunity to conduct economic research. The Capstone course (ECO 490) introduces students to econometric theory and the process of economic analysis. Many Augsburg students have presented at conferences such as the MidWest Economics Association Conference, Posters on the Hill – Washington D.C., and the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research (NCUR). In addition, students can conduct collaborative research with faculty as a research assistant. This allows for students to try out research for the first time or focus on a specific aspect of a research project. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) provides funding for both academic year research grants and summer research assistantships. CAREERS AND GRADUATE STUDY A liberal arts degree in economics emphasizes the development of critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, problem-solving and communication skills. Students learn how to gather information relevant to a particular problem, analyze that information, and synthesize it in ways that lead to new levels of understanding. Econ Grads Get Jobs There’s a wide range of job possibilities with an economics degree. Graduates go on to: Business Finance Banking Consulting Government Teaching International Affairs Research A degree in economics builds a foundation for success in a wide range of careers in finance, banking, business, consulting, government, teaching, international affairs and research. According to the Wall Street Journal, economics has become an increasingly popular major for undergraduates and is in high demand by employers. Econ Grads go on to Graduate School In addition, an economics major serves as ideal preparation for graduate work in economics, business, public policy, law and other fields. Augsburg’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunities (URGO) is a great resource for students interested in pursuing graduate study. ECONOMICS CLUB The Economics Club would like to extend an invitation for all economics majors, minors, and those interested to join. This club provides you with an opportunity to: Get to know the economics department faculty, majors, and minors Join those with similar interests in fun and intellectually stimulating activities Acquire a better understanding of the field of economics and its applications outside of academia Learn more about preparing yourself for the job market and/or graduate school [-]

Bachelor of Economics & Business

Campus USA

The ECB program cultivates analytical and quantitative approaches to solving economic problems. Our interdisciplinary curriculum offers a rigorous program in economic theory, applied economics and finance. Cornell’s distinctive One Course At A Time calendar allows us to deepen students’ understanding of economic problems through experiential learning. [+]

Economics & Business (ECB)

Best Bachelors Economics in USA 2014/2015. The department of economics and business combines two distinct yet related disciplines within the same major: Economics courses explore the choices people make when faced with scarcity, and the rules, laws, and customs governing those choices. Economic reasoning is applicable to many areas of human choices including law, the environment, and personal decision making. Business courses focus on economic decision making within firms. All organizations undertake strategies with limited resources, limited information, and shifting market conditions. Our business program emphasizes how managers make decisions, particularly financial decisions, in the face of such complexity. We believe that a liberal arts approach provides a deep understanding of modern economics and business. Curriculum The ECB program cultivates analytical and quantitative approaches to solving economic problems. Our interdisciplinary curriculum offers a rigorous program in economic theory, applied economics and finance. Cornell’s distinctive One Course At A Time calendar allows us to deepen students’ understanding of economic problems through experiential learning. Graduates Many of our alumni have moved directly into careers in business and government. Some have started their own firms. Others have found the ECB major to be ideal preparation for graduate studies in business or law. We regularly place students in top-rated Ph.D. programs in economics. Partnerships To achieve our goals, our department partners closely with the Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy and the Career Engagement Center. The Berry Center provides many exceptional benefits to our students, including support forinternships, off-campus courses, distinguished visitors, research projects, and post-graduate planning. The Career Engagement Center provides innovative and purposeful career development opportunities for Cornell College students, including the Cornell Fellows Program which provides high-level opportunities at companies and organizations throughout the world. Academic SupportIn Cornell’s ECB program, you will be challenged and enabled to succeed. Through the dedicated members of the Economics Honors Society, the department provides tutoring services for all of our introductory level classes. The department also works closely with Cornell’s Center for Teaching and Learning, which offers customized guidance on writing and quantitative skills.... [-]

Bachelor in Economics

Campus USA Flint
January 2015

The Bachelor of Science in Economics is intended to provide a more rigorous option for students interested in graduate school, given the quantitative nature of graduate study and the profession in general. [+]

Economics General Program (BS)

Economics is a social science that deals with many of the most difficult problems of our time, such as inflation, unemployment, pollution and poverty. As a problem-based discipline, the study of economics enables students to acquire the analytical skills and methodology applicable to a variety of career options.

Economics graduates are in demand in such fields as banking, finance, insurance, and in government and industry. In addition, training in economics provides an excellent background for professional education in law and in graduate schools of business and public administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Economics is intended to provide a more rigorous option for students interested in graduate school, given the quantitative nature of graduate study and the profession in general.... [-]

Bachelor in Agricultural Economics

Campus USA Moscow
January 2015

Bachelor in Agricultural Economics (BSc.) - Professionals in this field apply their knowledge of economics, agriculture and business to help leaders in industry and government make important decisions about food production, rural development, natural resources and more. As a student in this program, you will explore the production, distribution and... [+]

BSc in Agricultural Economics

Best Bachelors Economics in USA 2014/2015. Professionals in this field apply their knowledge of economics, agriculture and business to help leaders in industry and government make important decisions about food production, rural development, natural resources and more. As a student in this program, you will explore the production, distribution and consumption of food and agricultural goods and services. You will develop strong problem-solving and analytical skills, and explore topics related to agriculture policy, international trade, and other pressing issues in agriculture. Hands-on learning experiences include real-world projects for leading agriculture companies, internships, and field trips to the state capitol.... [-]

Bachelor in Economics

Campus USA Birmingham
January 2015

These days, the economy is on everyone’s mind. Studying economics gives you a more thorough understanding and opens doors to countless opportunities in business, public service, and education. Here at Birmingham-Southern, we make sure every student is prepared for whatever comes next. Our graduates have gone on to succeed in the banking and... [+]

Bachelor in Economics These days, the economy is on everyone’s mind. Studying economics gives you a more thorough understanding and opens doors to countless opportunities in business, public service, and education. Here at Birmingham-Southern, we make sure every student is prepared for whatever comes next. Our graduates have gone on to succeed in the banking and investment world; in nonprofit organizations; in government and policy work locally, regionally, and nationally; and in many other fascinating careers. What makes economics different at BSC? We emphasize the fundamentals so that every single graduate has the groundwork for their next stage in life, whether that’s graduate school or the beginning of a career in business, public service, or education. Given the connected nature of the world’s economies, our program has a strong international focus and many opportunities to study abroad, whether that means taking a travel course during Exploration Term, doing a banking internship in Spain, or participating in an exchange with the HES School of Economics and Business in Amsterdam. Seniors tackle a research project, conducting primary research under the guidance of faculty and producing a research paper and presentation. Seniors also have a chance to talk with a panel of alumni—including business people in the financial sector, those in the nonprofit world, and college professors—about career opportunities. Learning outcomes Economics uses a set of powerful and flexible tools to understand trades: trades between producers and consumers, trades between workers and employers, trades between investors and firms, trades among banks, trades between one generation and the next, trades between countries, and the taxation and regulation of trades. Economics also considers issues associated with equity and property rights. Economics majors will acquire an understanding of the small set of basic tools of economics and an understanding of their usefulness, their limitations, and the details of their application to important issues. The core courses in both the major and the minor are two introductory courses (EC 201 and 202) and two intermediate courses (EC 308 and 309). Introductory courses in calculus and statistics are also required for the major. It is recommended that these six courses be completed prior to taking others in the major, and introductory calculus should be completed prior to taking Microeconomics (EC 309). Upon completion of the economics major, students will be able to: demonstrate understanding of the basic theoretical tools of economics, demonstrate understanding of the usefulness and limitations of the theoretical tools economics uses in evaluating issues in policy or business, articulate how the skills and knowledge acquired through the major will contribute to career goals. [-]