COB ClassesWelcome to the Department of Economics at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The department, located in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, strives for excellent teaching and scholarly research accomplishment and is a member of the American Society of Hispanic Economists. The department’s full-time faculty members are well 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 a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Economics. 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.

MA Eco BrochureThe 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.

Department Information

Main Office: BB 4.01.10
Phone: 210.458.4315
Fax: 210.458.5837
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Ranked Bachelor's Degree

A True Learning Community
  • Making connections and creating relationships with like-minded people is extremely important for your future career. Joining an organization or getting involved with a program is a must for all College of Business students.

    Nikki Long
    Economics Major

Economics Research Seminars

Brown Bag Research Workshops

Hosted by the Department of Economics, this research workshop is an opportunity for faculty to present early-stage research projects to collect feedback from colleagues. Contact Hayri.Arslan@utsa.edu for more information or to RSVP for an upcoming workshop.

March 3

Alper Arslan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics
The University of Texas at San Antonio

"Measuring the effects of assurance tickets: Evidence from baseball and soccer tickets."

March 10

Viviana Rodriguez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Economics
The University of Texas at San Antonio

"The Unintended Consequences of Academic Leniency"

April 14

Min Kyong Kim,  Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor
Trinity University

April 28

Carl Gustafson, Lecturer in Economics
The University of Texas at San Antonio