Do you take an analytical approach to challenges? Would you like to learn how people and organizations make choices? Do you aspire to shape policies and procedures that help the efficient use of resources? If so, the Economics major may be a great fit for you. The Economics major teaches students to assess social, business, and individual decision-making and how those decisions are influenced by goals, incentives, institutions, and constraints.

There are two degree options: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - designed for students interested in a business education with a strong foundation in economics and Bachelor of Arts (BA) - designed for students pursuing a second major/minor in traditional liberal arts disciplines or in mathematics and statistics.

Program Overview

Areas of Study

All undergraduate LSBE students are required to take business and economics core courses and concentration courses related to their major.

Core Courses

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Writing & Communications
  • Mathematics 

Major Courses

  • Data Analysis
  • International Issues
  • Government Policy
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Money & Banking
  • Econometrics/Analytics
  • Health Economics
  • Sports Economics   

See Catalog Pages for full course lists & descriptions

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Sample Plan

The sample plan linked below is one of several possible ways to complete this degree. Resources are available to customize a plan for your specific career and academic goals.

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Acquired Skills
  • Acquire strong quantitative and investigative skills to examine, analyze, and interpret data. 
  • Understand how to combine economic models with everyday observations to analyze the world around you.


Career Opportunities

Economics graduates find exciting career opportunities from business to government in fields and organizations such as:

  • Research Analysis
  • International Trade & Policy
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Banking & Investments
  • Consulting
  • Insurance
  • Data Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Investment Analyst  
Program Learning Outcomes
  • Acquire quantitative analysis skills that can be used in economic analysis.
  • Quantitatively analyze economic relationships.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, models, and tools relevant to economics.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of major theoretical economic concepts.
  • Apply theoretical, quantitative, and historical perspectives to relevant economic issues.
  • Critique and/or formulate policy options.