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Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics

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This program is especially suitable for students who find economics interesting and who intend, perhaps without additional formal education beyond a bachelor's degree, to take jobs in business or government. This degree prepares you for a wide variety of jobs including those leading eventually to positions of executive responsibility. It is also appropriate for those who may choose to seek a master of business administration degree after graduation.


Sample Careers

Economics is a common major of people who later become CEOs of major corporations. Professional economists work for banks and other financial businesses; for federal, state and local governments; for large corporations; for colleges and universities; and for other employers. Some are self-employed as consultants or business owners/managers. See more sample careers at NMSU’s Information on Majors:

  • Actuary
  • Bond Trading Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Competitive Pricing Manager
  • Demographer
  • Economic Consultant
  • Economic Development Specialist
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Economic Reporter
  • Economic Statistician
  • Financial Economist
  • Fuels Trader
  • Health Policy Analyst/Planner
  • Intelligence Agent
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Urban/Regional Planner


Who Hires our Graduates?
  • AISDevelopment
  • Aspen Oil Company
  • Gadsden Independent School District
  • Wells Fargo Financial
  • Ford Motor Company
  • U.S. Department of State

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

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The Bachelor of Arts major in Economics is the only bachelor of arts degree offered through the College of Business. It has the advantage of including a large number of general electives. This feature provides great flexibility to the student who, in addition to completing the courses for a major in economics, may wish to take a double major or take courses from a wide variety of other subjects of their own choosing. This program is suitable for, among others, students who plan to go to graduate school in economics, law, business, the social sciences, or other areas.


Note: Students in the College of Arts & Sciences — who have met the education requirements of that college — may obtain a BA in Economics without changing colleges.