BBA Economics Concentration

BBA Economics Concentration

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Economics at the H-E-B School of Business and Administration readies students for a wide range of non-academic professional careers.


Why Economics?

Economics is the social science of allocating resources to provide goods and services. It describes how economic systems work and then uses that description to identify the scope of economic policies for improving efficiency in the distribution of income and wealth.

Economists develop policy not only in business, but also in politics, health, law, education, the arts and many other fields. Because economics form the basis of many professions, a degree in this field provides a valuable credential for entering almost any field. Students who choose the BBA program’s economics concentration do so for its emphasis on establishing a strong foundation in core economic principles.

Economics Curriculum

Economics are central to all major fields of business. For example, marketing uses the economic theory of markets to identify more effective ways to sell goods and services. The study of law and politics aims to ensure that the interaction of politics and the economy allows the economy to function well. Management science uses economic policy analysis to create better forecasts and more efficient systems of production and operations.

The BBA in Economics is a 120-hour degree, including 45 hours of core business classes and 21 hours of economics classes.

The courses listed below are a sample of those found within the economics concentration.

  • ECON 3325 - Econometrics
  • ECON 3340 - Public Finance
  • ECON 4310 - International Economics
  • ECON 4350 - Latin American Economics
  • ACCT 3311 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • BFIN 3325 - Money and Capital Markets
  • BMGT 4390 - Business Ethics

Careers in Economics

Professionals with a BBA in Economics from UIW have a variety of career paths, and any number of industries or organizational type, from which to choose. Using the strong mathematic, problem-solving, research and reasoning skills learned at the HEBSBA BBA program, graduates are prepared to pursue high-achieving professional roles in industry, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Economics News

The latest news from our students and faculty

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Business students recognized in 2021 Honors Convocation

April 13, 2021

The H-E-B School of Business is proud to recognize the students who have excelled in their disciplines throughout the last academic year.

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Economics professor discusses unemployment, COVID vaccine

February 4, 2021

Dr. Taylor Collins spoke to the San Antonio Express News and KABB about the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Professor examines economic impact of peace on refugees

September 16, 2020

Professor of Economics Dr. Nürşen A. Zanca continued her research over the summer of 2020 into the economic impact of peace on refugees.

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Admissions Criteria

Find out more about requirements, standards and processes to begin your journey as a student in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements


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.

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