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Bachelor of Science Degree - Area 2 International Business
At its roots, the study of economics provides a foundation for understanding the motivation of individuals and firms as well as the forces that cause growth in living standards, recessions, and inflation. Whether your interests focus on personal issues, such as understanding the incentives that induce human behaviors, or examining issues of critical social importance, economics is a stimulating, broad-based field with wide-ranging employment opportunities.
The Bachelor of Science in Economics (Area 2 International Business) provides students with the knowledge and skills to compete in the global economy. This degree provides a strong background in economic theory which is enhanced with courses in accounting, computer information systems, management, and marketing. Further, international business graduates will have a strong background in a foreign language and the experience of international study. With companies competing with firms throughout the world, international business graduates are in high demand.
About the Faculty
Economics classes at UCM are taught by dynamic, experienced and nationally recognized faculty members who provide personalized attention for each student. These faculty members bring diverse training and work experiences to the classroom and are actively engaged in economic research. This research, which ranges from environmental aid to valuation of sports teams to investigations of statistical methodologies, along with extensive involvement in professional organizations, places the faculty at the forefront of their respective fields.
Students pursuing an economics degree have access to a variety of campus organizations and events. The Department of Economics, Finance, and Marketing sponsors the Economics Club which promotes social interaction between students and faculty.
In addition to on-campus activities, students are encouraged to complete an internship in economics in order to gain greater practical skills and insight during the completion of the undergraduate degree.
The department's offices are housed in the Dockery Building. Classrooms, however, are located in the state-of-the-art Ward Edwards Building, which includes a large computer lab, group computer rooms, group and individual study rooms, student organization offices, and common areas for students. Classrooms are equipped with up-to-date computer hardware and software. In addition to the standard classrooms, the department maintains a statistics classroom in which each student workstation is equipped with a notebook computer, allowing for hands-on learning of the procedures available in statistical software packages.
Training in economics will give you practical skills and many career choices. An economics degree or background is ideal for students planning for careers in the following areas: research analysts for private corporations such as banks, financial service institutions, and insurance companies; consultants for management, data processing, and health care firms; and analysts for government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.
UCM's Office of Career Services assists students in finding employment throughout the academic year. Recent graduates have landed a variety of positions in diverse settings including: Ph.D. programs and law schools, the Central Intelligence Agency, managerial consultants; financial brokers; and analysts for the state of Missouri.
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Department of Economics, Finance, and Marketing