The famous economist Alfred Marshall describes economics as “the study of man in the ordinary business of life.” Thus, economics provides a broad foundation of knowledge concerning how economies and societies transform scarce resources into goods and services and how markets function at the local, national and international levels. Given the range of topics economics covers, many job opportunities arise to those who study economics as a foundation for their future professions in business, government, education, banking, and media. Within these professions, some of the specific job opportunities include industry analyst, stockbroker, loan officer, economics teacher, city manager, marketing analyst, real estate agent, and public policy analyst. Some well-known individuals who were economic majors include Ted Turner, Warren Buffet, Sandra Day O'Connor, George H. W. Bush, Melinda Gates, and Sam Walton.
The Business Administration – Economics degree program is available online. Online programs have the same content and curriculum as traditional on-campus programs. All coursework, including lectures, assignments, and exams, is available through the Canvas online learning system.
Online programs are asynchronous, which means there are no specific times you must be online. Professors and other instructors are available during virtual “office hours” for discussion. The programs are designed to allow you to focus on two courses in eight-week terms.
As an online student, you may be eligible to transfer credits from other accredited colleges. Learn more about our online program admission requirements.
Economics majors learn to gather, organize, and interpret data. They also create models to predict the impact of investments, policy decisions, industry trends, demographics, climate change, and much more.
In addition to the ability to analyze problems and propose solutions, success in the field also requires solid communication skills. Individuals working in economics must be able to translate their complex findings into a format that business leaders, legislators, and everyday people can understand.
Employment opportunities abound in both the private and public sectors. Relevant occupations for economics majors include market research analyst, actuary, policy analyst, business consultant, statistician, and stockbroker.