Economics - B.B.A.

Economics - B.B.A.

Economics Degree at UIW

At a private university nestled in the heart of the 2nd largest city in Texas, San Antonio, the School of Business and Administration offers a unique atmosphere where regional charm meets a cosmopolitan culture. Students can expect a practical education that emphasizes a global reach with respect to international and cultural understanding. The HEBSBA offers high-quality undergraduate programs steeped in the UIW traditions of faith, service, innovation, truth, and education.

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.

Enhancing the Academic Experience

The international business program encourages our students 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.


Students must complete the 45 semester hours of the BBA core in addition to their chosen concentration.

Business Economics

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

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 advisors and wealth managers. A financial economists 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

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

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 requirements for award of a BBA degree a student must complete 45 semester hours of core courses:

Department Course Number Course Name
ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2312 Principles of Accounting II
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
MIS 2321 Introduction to Information Systems
MIS 2325 Personal Productivity Applications
BMGT 3370 Business Statistics
BMGT 3371 Management Science
BINT 3331 International Business Management
BLAW 3317 Business Law
BMKT 3331 Principles of Marketing
BMGT 3340 Management Theory & Practice
BFIN 3321 Principles of Financial Management
BMGT 4380 Integrative Business Analysis and Decision Making I
BMGT 4381 Integrative Business Analysis and Decision Making II

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

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Michael Forrest
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, CPO 17
San Antonio, Texas 78209
(210) 930-8016


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: