Why Choose a Degree in Economics?
The Department of Economics offers programs in business economics, international business economics and general economics. Whether you're looking to begin a career in business or economics, or if you want to pursue graduate work in economics, business, law, finance or public policy, this program offers not only the academic rigor, but the hands-on experience to prepare you for what's next. Check us out and if you don't see the answers you need, stop by our office, we'd love to talk to you and explore your options.
Wattis Business | Rm 226
AVERAGE SALARY OF ECONOMICS
UNDERGRADS IN THE WESTERN US
OUR BUSINESS ECON DEGREE IS RANKED #5 ON THE TOP 50 BEST BACHELOR'S IN BUSINESS
OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS
RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2016
OF OUR ECON. UNDERGRADS ARE ACCEPTED
TO GRAD SCHOOL AFTER GRADUATION
PROGRAMS & DEGREES
If you’re interested in examining any social science question using a quantitative, rigorous approach, general economics is for you.
- Quantitative emphasis
- Legal studies emphasis
- International emphasis
- Teaching Minor
This degree is regarded by graduate business schools and law schools as excellent preparation for advanced work toward an MBA or a career in corporate law.
- Associate's Degree (Business & Economics)
International Business Economics:
We offer Utah's first bachelor's degree in business to include a language requirement and study abroad opportunities, in addition to a full business curriculum.
- Associate's Degree
MEET OUR FACULTY & STAFF
department chair & associate professor of Economics
I am happy to welcome you to the Department of Economics. I am proud to be a graduate from the department, class of 2004. After graduate school at the University of Kentucky and my first job at Valdosta State University, I returned as a faculty member in 2010. Now, as chair, my goal is to make our department a place where students can join together with faculty to learn economics, engage in research opportunities, be creative, and achieve their career dreams. We offer many programs that allow students to find the perfect fit. We have programs in Business Economics, International Economics, Quantitative Economics, General Economics, and Legal Studies. Graduates from the department go on to successful careers as executives, managers, lawyers, actuaries, analysts, and professors. Stop by the department, Wattis 226, to introduce yourselves and talk about your interests and how economics can be part of your future.
Office: WB 238
LA PARRA PEREZ, ALVARO
MUKUM MBAKU, JOHN
professor & dean
International Economics Program Liaison