Do you ever walk into a grocery store, pick up an item and wonder what the story behind it is? Do you ask yourself questions like, what was the process like to make this, how much did it cost and is it priced differently elsewhere? If you’re interested in supply and demand, production, and the cost of items in a store, then earning a degree in economics might be the right choice for you.

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UTSA’s Economics Program

Economics studies how people, firms and governments use their resources to meet human needs. UTSA offers two different Economics degrees, you can earn either the B.B.A. or the B.A. Both lay a strong foundation in economics with the B.A. focusing more on the qualitative aspects and the B.B.A. offering a business education to those who are interested in working toward a career path. In these programs, you’ll learn how to make effective resource allocation decisions, how incentives affect human behavior, and solve complex contemporary issues for businesses, organizations and policymakers.

What You’ll Learn

As an Economics major, you’ll have the option of learning a business competency as you work toward completing your degree. These competencies are available through elective courses and aim to develop a greater set of marketable skills for business majors. The competencies available for Economics majors are analytics, entrepreneurship, international business, leading change, modeling and risk management.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.


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