UIW BBA | Bachelor of Business Administration

BBA | Bachelor of Business Administration | Economics

Economics Degree at UIW

Admin BuildingEconomics 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.

The BBA in Economics has four tracks from which to choose. They are:

Business Economics Track

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 Economics Track

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.

International Economics Track

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.

Political Economy Track

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.


Curriculum – Economics

To fulfill requirements for award of a BBA in Economics, a student must complete each of the following:

A. 45 semester hours of Core Business Classes. Click here to view core business classes.

B. 12 hours of the following required courses.

ECON 3325 Econometrics
ECON 3340 Public Finance
ECON 4310 International Economics
ECON 4350 Latin American Economics


C. Choose ONE of the following tracks:

Business Economics Track (9 hours required)
ACCT 3311 Intermediate Accounting I
BFIN 3325 Money & Capital Markets
BMGT 4390 Business Ethics


BFIN 3310 Principles of Financial Planning
BFIN 3322 Intermediate Financial Mgmt.
BFIN 3325 Money & Capital Markets
ACCT 3345 International Accounting
BFIN 3355 International Banking & Finance
BMKT 3361 International Marketing
GOVT 1315 American Politics
GOVT 2320 International Relations
6 elective hours in Government from the following courses:
GOVT 2375 International Organizations
GOVT 4317 Public Policy
GOVT 4321

United States Foreign Policy

GOVT 4322

National Security Policy

GOVT 4323 Politics of Coffee and Sugar
GOVT 4355 Politics of Developing Areas
GOVT 4363 Political Globalization
GOVT 4387 Selected Topics

*Political Economy Track will change general elective hour requirement


Minor in Economics

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 3325 Econometrics
ECON 3340 Public Finance
ECON 4310 International Economics
ECON 4350 Latin American Economics


Enhancing the Academic Experience

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.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Nursen Albayrak Zanca
Coordinator | Economics Program
(210) 829-3178


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