Economics BA Degree
Sharpen Analytical Skills to Work in Business or Finance
A bachelor’s degree in economics from The University of Texas at Tyler prepares you to begin a career in a range of financial fields. The reason is that employers value what economics majors contribute: a broad understanding of the economy and an ability to analyze data to develop workable solutions for their companies.
- Gain practical business skills that will give you a career edge with employers.
- Enter a field that is dynamic, global and integral to the future of companies and countries.
Graduates of the bachelor’s in economics program at UT Tyler are employed in many different companies and areas of government. Others attend graduate school or law school.
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Bachelor’s in Economics: Broad Curriculum. Analytical.
- Gain a working knowledge of the analytical tools economists need to assess data and trends, and effectively communicate their findings.
- Learn to analyze a variety of microeconomic models that explain consumer and business behavior.
- Understand the economic consequences of various system “shocks” including government intervention in the private market economy.
- Study in small classes that encourage participation in group discussions and valuable interaction with professors.
Economics Faculty: Seasoned Educators. Student-Centered.
- Learn from professors who are experienced in the field, having held such positions as director of the Center for Economic Education and lead educator for the Mississippi Council on Economic Education.
- Study with professors who have been recognized with the Faculty Achievement Award and Outstanding Business Teacher Award at UT Tyler.
- Participate in classes led by professors who are dedicated to effective classroom learning and to helping students achieve college and career goals.
Economics Courses: Relevant. Timely.
Economic Issues in Public Policy – Explore the economic aspects of policy issues involving immigration, energy, budget deficits, free trade and defense. The economic aspects of each are identified and policy options are evaluated.
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis – Examine the mechanics of price determination in different competitive environments as well as the impact of government policies involving subsidies, quotas, price ceilings and taxation. The implications of economic concentration and the application of anti-trust laws to preserve competition are also reviewed.
Central Banking and Monetary Policy – Study the Federal Reserve System from its inception to present. Topics include the Federal Reserve’s history, organization and operation, monetary theory and policy, and the relationship between money and economic activity.
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Career Outlook for Economists
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, economists can expect job growth of about 6% through 2018. Those with a background in economics often hold such positions as financial analyst, market analyst, public policy consultant and research assistant. For more, go to Occupational Outlook Handbook - Economists.