Welcome to the Department of Economics at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The department, located in the College of Business, strives for excellent teaching and scholarly research accomplishment. The department has 14 full-time faculty members who are respected in their various research fields.
The Department of Economics offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For undergraduates students, the department offers two baccalaureate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, which provides a liberal arts education, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, which provides a business education for those who desire a career path in the business world. We also offer a Minor in Economics.
For graduate students, the department offers two master's degrees: a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration Concentration in Business Economics (MBA) degree. Students in the Master of Economics program receive personalized attention from faculty members. Enrollment in this program is limited in comparison to other economics programs to maintain this faculty/student dynamic.
The newly revised Master of Economics program combines a first-year common set of core course with a flexible set of second-year courses that provide students with three distinct concentration options: General Economics, Financial Economics, and Business Data Analysis & Forecasting. The two new concentrations in Financial Economics and Business Data Analysis & Forecasting were designed with professional industry input to prepare students for employment in the finance industry and a variety of fields focusing on data analysis. The program administrator will help students find internships and encourage directed research projects to prepare students for positions in the private sector that require practical skills and data analysis techniques.