Economics is a social science that provides general analysis of decision making where resource constraints are present. Economics provides a logical framework that allows analysis of decisions on the personal, firm, societal and global level. Frequently, this analysis is conducted by drawing on mathematical and statistical reasoning.
Students have a choice between a degree in Business Economics and General Economics with various emphasis areas. Students with a bachelor's degree in Business Economics are generally prepared to take entry level jobs in any area of business, but are particularly prepared for jobs that call for data analysis, pricing, purchasing, and report writing. Business economists are often employed in private business firms in the financial, retailing, and industrial sectors. A degree in Quantitative Economics prepares students for graduate studies in economics, but also for high-level analysis work as an actuary.
A degree in Economics is also regarded by graduate schools as excellent preparation for advanced work toward an MBA, advanced degrees in other business related disciplines such as human resource management, public administration, finance, and international business, and law
Dr. Brandon Koford
Weber State University
3807 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408
Wattis Building, Room 238