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Economics is the social science concerned with making optimal choices under conditions of scarcity. Economists derive policy not only in business, but also in politics, health, law education, religion, and many other fields. The Economics concentrations are an excellent preparation both for numerous non-academic careers and for graduate studies in various disciplines.
Students must complete the 45 semester hours of the BBA core business courses in addition to their chosen Economics concentration.
The BBA in Economics has four sub-concentrations from which to choose. Click the links below to learn more about the specific curriculum of each sub-concentration.
Economics provides the guiding principles for most business disciplines, and so students of Business Economics prepare themselves to follow a wide variety of career paths. Economic analysts are employed by departments of marketing, accounting, finance, human resources, and others.
Financial economists help firms evaluate investment opportunities and raise funds for operational requirements or expansion. They track and price risks inherent in the firms' activities. Financial economists work in banks as personal financial advisers and wealth managers. A financial economist with a Ph.D., or with an M.B.A. and significant experience, may serve as a teacher and researcher in academic institutions.
Students of International Economics prepare to work in companies that conduct business in other countries, serving as analysts of international markets, currency exchange, tariffs, and other international issues. International economists pursue careers in government, international management, finance and consultation, and journalism.
The political economy concentration aims to develop theoretical and empirical understanding of the connections between economics and politics. Students majoring in political science gain an appreciation of the role of economic forces in politics. Economics majors learn how politics influence economic behavior in the real world. Students choosing a concentration in political economy will be especially well prepared for graduate study in economics, political science, or business, and for both academic and non-academic careers in policy analysis, business administration, law, government relations, and other fields.
To fulfill the requirements for a Minor in Economics, students must complete 18 semester hours:
|Department||Course Number||Course Name|
|ECON||2301||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|ECON||2302||Principles of Microeconomics|
|ECON||4350||Latin American Economics|
Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to take advantage of the many on-campus student organizations and study abroad opportunities offered through the school of business. Joining an on-campus organization like the Business Club, allows business students to meet one another, seek leadership positions, and network with experienced business faculty and community leaders.
Participation in the Business Club and Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society is strongly encouraged. Through these organizations, students ply their skills while working on organization sponsored projects and events that are designed for the purpose of helping those less fortunate in the local community.
Networking with the local business community is possible through these student organizations, by attending the Mexican American Business Institute (MABI), the Free Trade Alliance, World Affairs Council, and Chamber of Commerce events, key supporters of the HEBSBA Business Plan Competition. With over 90 sister schools, UIW provides students an eclectic array of options for doing study abroad. Students have had enriching study abroad experiences in a number of exciting countries including, China, Korea, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, the U.K., Korea, and Greece. View study abroad opportunities.
Business programs in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, Web site: www.sacscoc.org.