UTSA students can choose among two undergraduate degrees: a B.B.A. in Economics or a B.A. in Economics. Economics studies how incentives affect human behavior, markets and the modern economic world in which we live. Students develop critical and analytical thinking so they are equipped with the ability to make resource allocation decisions for businesses, organizations and policy makers in modern society. Students take coursework in business, mathematics and statistics.

Complement your degree by adding a supporting business competency to your major. Increase your marketable skills through competencies in analytics, entrepreneurship, international business, leading change, modeling and risk management.

Marketable Skills–BA

  • Economic data management
  • Economic analysis and reporting
  • Economic modeling
  • Technological skills
  • Global mindset and international business

Marketable Skills–BBA

  • Written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Interpersonal relations and teamwork
  • Technological skills including Microsoft Excel
  • Economic analysis


  • Credit Analyst
  • Economist
  • Equity Trader
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Securities Analyst

Department of EconomicsUndergraduate StudiesDegree Requirements

Types of Coursework

  • Economics of Managerial Decisions
  • Economics of Public and Social Issues
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics and Business Forecasting
  • Introduction to Mathematical Economics

Jobs by Industry

Consumer Products/Retail


Financial Services




Median Salary For Economics Graduates: $63,332

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

Student Organizations