Widely viewed as the top social science in the world today, economics offers students crucial knowledge and insight into the impact of developments in the business, environmental, social and world economies.
Students of economics develop an understanding of how people make choices in all aspects of human activity. It looks at how individuals and societies allocate scarce resources and make choices between alternative uses to satisfy their needs and wants. A practical major in today's ever-changing global job market, economics helps students build the problem-solving and analytical skills that are relevant in many careers and professions.
Our department offers two degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BAE) and the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration—Major in Economics (BSBA Economics). Both programs give students an in-depth understanding of how consumers, business managers, members of society and government agents make decisions. The BAE prepares students for jobs in policy institutes, the Central Bank and public sector organizations, or for graduate studies in economics, finance and public policy (master’s and/or PhD). The BSBA in Economics helps students develop the analytical tools to become successful managers of investment firms, banks, stock exchanges or not-for-profit organizations.