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About the Economics Degree Program

On Campus

The economics degree program at UNK equips students to study, unpack and interpret complex economic data using skills from disciplines across the business landscape, creating informed models and recommendations that can help guide high level decision-making.

With an economics degree, you’ll learn how to integrate management, marketing, finance and accounting concepts with economic theory to better understand resource management, supply/demand, economic trends and more. You’ll also gain the skills to apply those findings to the world around you in practical ways, preparing you for success in the modern business world.

At UNK’s College of Business and Technology, students have the opportunity to study under committed faculty with real-world experience who are passionate about providing students with hands-on learning opportunities. Economics majors also benefit from an AACSB accredited program with a 100% placement rate.*

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


*2019-20 CBT Placement Stats. Data based on 81% response rate of program graduates

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.

Economics BS Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Business Administration Comprehensive - Economics Emphasis, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Abbie Wecker

“The economics department faculty is made up of intelligent individuals who come from different backgrounds, but share a passion for the study of economics. They are eager to teach new learners and are often in their offices beyond their office hours visiting with and helping their students.” Wecker was involved in student organizations. “By becoming involved in something that you enjoy, you meet people with similar interests, learn about other opportunities, grow in responsibilities within an organization, and gain practice in self-discipline, time management and communication skills.”

Abbie Wecker

Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington, NE

What can you do with an Economics BS Degree

Economics BS graduates have a 100% placement rate between careers and graduate school. Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Economics BS graduates work for.


  • Monetary Economist
  • Micro-economist
  • Macro-economist
  • Public Finance Economist
  • Demographic Economist
  • Organizational Economist
  • Industrial Economist
  • International Economist

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