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Business Economics

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree

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.

Students are required to complete courses in accounting, computer information systems, management, and marketing. This extensive training makes it possible for our graduates to target a wide variety of employment opportunities or continue their education in graduate school.

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 includes environmental aid, labor market analysis, valuation of sports teams and investigations of statistical methodologies, along with involvement in professional organizations, places the faculty at the forefront of their respective fields. Student Involvement 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.

Special Facilities

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.


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. Studies show that the average compensation for graduates holding an economics degree is higher than all other undergraduate fields except engineering.

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.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

UCM's Student Financial Services Office offers nearly $7 million in merit-based scholarships each year to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, special talents, or potential in a specific field of study. The primary mission of the office is to help students and their families identify and apply for appropriate financial resources to help pay the educational and living expenses they'll incur to attend UCM. Student Financial Services may be reached at 660-543-8266 or visit their website at

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