Economics | Major in Economics

Economics is the study of how society makes choices about our scarce resources. It also studies the behavior of individuals, firms, and governments. You will learn how the economy functions and how the government imposes economic policy. This study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services is an indispensable tool for making sense of the intricacies of the global marketplace. It is also an excellent preparation for a future in business, banking, or the government, as well as for graduate school in law, public policy, and international studies.

The McLane College of Business program in Economics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

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Matie Loeza


UMHB has helped me grow by the connections I made with people. I have found community, support, and growth in the business department.

Matie Loeza


Why should I choose to Major in Economics?

Economics prepares you to be a successful and productive person who excels in problem-solving, decision-making, and analytical skills.

What are some courses for economics I will take?

  • International Economics
  • Money & Banking
  • Contemporary Economic Issues
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Business Ethics

What can you do with a economic degree

With a degree in Economics, your future is open to many job opportunities:

  • Economic Analyst
  • Bank Officer
  • Business Consultant
  • Investment Advisor
  • Government Project Manager

Who is hiring UMHB students majoring in economics?

UMHB Economics students have found success in many different areas:

  • ING Financial
  • Department of Defense
  • Dell Technologies
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • CGI Group

Where can I go to grad school with a degree in economics?

Economics students have continued their education at these schools:

  • Duke University
  • Baylor University
  • University of Texas
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas A&M University

Why study economics at UMHB?

The Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance sponsors an annual economics lecture series where three researchers visit the campus to speak with Economics students about their current research. A grant from the Charles Koch Foundation funds this program.

Thanks to a 50-year partnership with The Wall Street Journal, each Economics major receives an online Wall Street Journal account as well as a daily copy of the WSJ newspaper.

UMHB sponsors a chapter of the International Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) organization, an economics honor society. Members meet every two weeks in an informal setting to hear guest speakers and plan community and fund-raising events. The chapter has an account with through which members fund small loans for entrepreneurs in poor, developing countries.