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Economics

H-E-B School of Business and Administration

Overview
Economics provides the guiding principles for most business disciplines, and so students of Business Economics prepare themselves to follow a wide variety of career paths.  Economic analysts are employed by departments of marketing, accounting, finance, human resources, and others.

To fulfill the requirements for the concentration in Business Economics, students must complete the following:

A. 12 semester hours of required Economics courses:

ECON 3320 Econometrics
ECON 3340 Public Finance
ECON 4310 International Economics
ECON 4350 Latin American Economics

B. 9 semester hours from the following courses in applied Economics:

ACCT 3311 Intermediate Accounting I
BFIN 3325 Money and Capital Markets
BMKT 3361 International Marketing
BMGT 4355 Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Financial Economics

Financial economists help firms evaluate investment opportunities and raise funds for operational requirements or expansion.  They track and price risks inherent in the firms’ activities.  Financial economists work in banks as personal financial advisors and wealth managers.  A financial economist with a Ph.D., or with an MBA and significant experience, may serve as a teacher and researcher in academic institutions.

To fulfill the requirements for the Financial Economics concentration, students must complete the following:

  • 12 semester hours of required Economics courses:
ECON 3320 Econometrics
ECON 3340 Public Finance
ECON 4310 International Economics
ECON 4350 Latin American Economics

 

B. 9 semester hours from the following finance courses:


BFIN 3310
Principles of Financial Planning
BFIN 3322 Intermediate Financial Management
BFIN 3324 Investment Planning
BFIN 3325 Money and Capital Markets

International Economics

Students of International Economics prepare to work in companies that conduct business in other countries, serving as analysts of international markets, currency exchange, tariffs, and other international issues.  International economists pursue careers in government, international management, finance and consultation, and journalism. 
To fulfill the requirements for a career in International Economics, students must complete the following:

A. 12 semester hours of required economics courses:

ECON 3320 Econometrics
ECON 3340 Public Finance
ECON 4310 International Economics
ECON 4350 Latin American Economics

 

B. 9 semester hours from the following courses:

ACCT 3345 International Accounting
BFIN 3355 International Banking and Finance
BMKT 3361 International Marketing
BLAW 4320 International Business Law
BINT 4390 International Policies and Relations

C. Semester Abroad Option.  As an alternative to (B), students may fulfill the requirements for a career in International Economics by studying one semester at the University of Monterrey (UDEM) in Monterrey, Mexico.  UIW students will take the following two courses and an additional two courses from one of the specializations listed below.  

EC 1160 Micro Economy I
EC 1530 Analysis of Macroeconomic Models


  • Specialization in International Economics
EC 1050 Economic Problems in Mexico
EC 1340 International Business Atmospheres
EC 1550 International Finance
EC 2330 International Trade
EC 2920 Commercial Opportunities with America
  • Specialization in Econometrics
EC 2440 Business Forecasts
EC 2890 Econometrics for Financial Markets
EC 3070 Econometrics Applied to the Company
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  • Specialization in Global Business Economics
EC 1180 Pricing Techniques and Strategies
EC 2440 Business Forecasts
EC 2860 Administrative Economics
EC 3050 Economic Environment of Companies
  • Specialization in Global Financial Economics
EC 1250 Money and Banking
EC 1550 International Finance
EC 2660 Exchange Finance
  • Specialization in Development Economics
EC 1050 Economic Problems in Mexico
EC 1150 Sustainable Development Economy
EC 2720 Economic Development

Political Economy

The Political Economy concentration aims to develop theoretical and empirical understanding of the connections between economics and politics.  Students majoring in Political Science gain an appreciation of the role of economic forces in politics.  Economics majors learn how politics influence economic behavior in the real world.  Students choosing a concentration in Political Economy will be especially well prepared for graduate study in Economics, Political Science or business, and for both academic and non-academic careers in policy analysis, business administration, law, government relations, and other fields. The degree in Political Economy is housed in the Department of Political Science.

Requirements for a concentration in Political Economy:

A. 9 semester hours of required hours in economics:

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 3320 Econometrics

B. 6 elective hours in economics from the following courses:

ECON 3340 Public Finance
ECON 4310 International Economics
ECON 4350 Latin American Economics

C. 6 semester hours required in political science:

POLS 1315 American Politics
POLS 2320 International Relations

D. 6 elective hours in political science from the following courses:

POLS 2375 International Organizations
POLS 4317 Public Policy
POLS 4321 United States Foreign Policy
POLS 4322 National Security Policy
POLS 4323 Politics of Coffee and Sugar
POLS 4355 Politics of Developing Areas
POLS 4363 Political Globalization
POLS 4387 Selected Topics in Comparative Politics/Int. Relations

Requirements for a Minor in Economics:

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 3320 Econometrics
ECON 3340 Public Finance
ECON 4310 International Economics
ECON 4350 Latin American Economics

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Angelina Kiser 
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209
(210) 829-3176
kiser@uiwtx.edu

Business programs in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration are accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

The University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, Web site: www.sacscoc.org.


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