Decision-making in the ever-changing world of supply and demand is at the foundation of the field of Economics. Conclusions are made based on the efficiency and distributional outcomes of markets and public policy. These skills are critical for an Economics major so our program emphasizes the development of skills in analytical and critical thinking, quantitative and statistical proficiency, and economic literacy and knowledge. Students learn marginal thinking, acquisition and analysis of data, and the structure and function of economic systems.
The skillset is highly portable and makes graduates competitive for any position requiring analytical skill. Students have pursued careers in business, academia and government.
Economics studies the interactions of individuals, firms and governments. Economists investigate social questions and problems such as discrimination, pollution, poverty, unemployment, efficiency, growth, inflation, optimal policy and resource allocation, among others.
The curriculum is divided into economic theory, quantitative methods and a variety of applied subfields. Students who are considering graduate work in economics or related business disciplines should consider a minor in mathematics or a double major in economics and mathematics.
An economics education leads to career opportunities in business, education and government, as well as non-governmental and non-profit organizations. It is also valuable for those planning to pursue further professional or graduate training in business administration, industrial and labor relations, international relations, law, or public policy and administration.
There are several application paths an online bachelor’s student might take including as transfer, reentry, freshman, or second-degree seeking applicants. You may even be an international applicant.
If you aren’t sure which application path to follow or need help completing the UW-System E-Application, view the Application Tips PDF or complete the Request Information form and a program representative will get in touch with you.
Unofficial Transcript Review
Transfer, reentry, and second-degree seeking students can request an unofficial transcript review. An unofficial review will give you an idea of which of your credits might transfer and how those transfer credits might apply to the online bachelor’s program. To request a review, contact the Online BBA Bachelor’s Coordinator.
You can also determine potential transfer credit by using Transferology. Transferology is a fast and free way to determine how credits may transfer from one institution to another.