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.
The BBA in Economics has four tracks from which to choose. They are:
Business Economics Track
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 Track
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 advisers and wealth managers. A financial economist 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 Track
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.