Business economics is a broad-based field that focuses on your interests, such as understanding the incentives that induce human behaviors or examining issues of critical social importance. In this program, you will complete courses in accounting, computer information systems, finance, management, and marketing. This extensive training makes it possible to target a wide variety of employment opportunities or continue your education by attending graduate school.
B.S.B.A. in Economics is designed with an emphasis on analytical economics. Students in the program receive individual mentoring from faculty. The degree will prepare you for a career in the economic field, with careers such as:
- Business economics
- Economic development
- International business
- Managerial economics
Why choose Economics at UCM?
The Harmons College is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 5 percent of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation.
Students work side-by-side with faculty on research projects, ranging from environmental aid to the valuation of sports teams to investigations of statistical methodologies.
Eighty-three percent of graduates obtain employment. Seventeen percent of economics students enroll in graduate or professional school.
What will I study?
As an economics student, you'll take courses in accounting, computer information systems, management, and marketing so you have a broad spectrum of knowledge of the industry. Economics is a stimulating, broad-based field with wide-ranging employment opportunities.
- Principles of Finance
- Business Statistics
To complete the 120-credit hour program, you must have:
Completed eight pre-admission courses with a grade of C or higher and must obtain a 2.25 cumulative GPA, and a 2.25 in specific courses, for admission to the degree program. These courses are recommended for completion during your freshman and sophomore years.
To satisfy the General Education Assessment Policy, students must take the GEA exam before or during the semester in which a total of 45 credit hours will be earned. The minimum score of 425 must be achieved by the semester in which 75 credit hours will be earned. For more information, visit ucmo.edu/testingservices.
Student Learning Outcomes
The graduate with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree in Economics will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to achieve the following student learning outcomes:
- Students can use economic models to study behavior and can interpret the results of their models.
- Students can use these results to make inferences and draw conclusions.
- Students can calculate and interpret descriptive statistics.
- Students can communicate economic ideas and information in written and spoken form.
What can I do with a degree in Economics?
- Bank Manager
- Budget Analyst
- Risk Analyst
How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Economics, there are several opportunities to be involved:
- Economics Club
- Omicron Delta Epsilon
About our Faculty
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 20 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.
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.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Federal financial aid is available. UCM FAFSA Code: 002454
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Last updated June 11, 2018