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About the Economics Degree Program

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In the University of Nebraska at Kearney's Business Administration Comprehensive program, with an emphasis in Economics, 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 emphasis 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

Career Opportunities with this Degree

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

A native of Wisconsin, Paige came to UNK not knowing anyone, but quickly got involved. She was the student body vice president, a Chancellor’s Ambassador, and a student diplomat. Paige credits the caliber of the faculty as UNK’s biggest strength. Paige advises freshman to study abroad, participate in class discussions, and get involved in one student organization and work your way up – her personal suggestion would be Student Government.

Paige Kordonowy


AACSB Accredited

Accredited by The Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 30% of business programs in the United States are accredited by AACSB International.