Man presenting

Economics, Bachelor of Arts

In the University of Nebraska at Kearney's Economics BA program, you will learn how to integrate management, marketing, finance and accounting concepts to unpredictable economies in current times. In addition to required business courses, the Economics BA degree requires 21 hours of economics courses.

At UNK, you will study under committed faculty who bring a “real world” perspective into their courses and provide students with a variety of hands-on experiences that help put principles into practice. When you complete the program, you will have gained a better understanding of the business field and have acquired fundamental skills for a variety of careers.

What do economists do?

  • Study how society distributes resources, such as land, labor, raw materials and machinery to produce goods and services
  • Conduct research and collect and analyze data
  • Monitor and study economic and historical trends
  • Study labor, supply/demand, determination of wages and effects of changing demographic trends
  • Study the effects of government decisions such as tax cuts or budget deficits

graduate salaries



Career Opportunities with this Degree

  • Monetary economist
  • Micro-economist
  • Macro-economist
  • Public finance economist
  • Demographic economist
  • Organizational economist
  • International economist
  • Industrial economist


Based on 100% response rate of CBT graduates

100% placed


100% full-time