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Darla Moore School of Business

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Two degree programs in economics are available: the business economics major from the Darla Moore School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in economics from the College of Arts and Sciences. All economics courses are taught by faculty at the Moore School. Students earning a degree from the Moore School take additional business core courses, while students earning a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences take more courses in non-business subjects.

Economics offers a wide variety of career opportunities. Professional economists are involved in economic forecasting, market research, cost-effectiveness studies, investment analysis, policy analysis, impact studies, program evaluations and solving budget problems.

Economics graduates are employed in

  • Banking, manufacturing, insurance, retailing and economic research
  • Local, state and federal government positions in regional planning and development, employment and labor force analysis, ecology, transportation and the regulation of industry
  • Teaching economics in secondary schools*

Economics at the Moore School

  • Explores how societies use resources to satisfy wants and needs
  • Requires the business core as well as required and elective course work in economics

This major is a good fit if you

  • Enjoy thinking about business from a theoretical, big-picture perspective
  • Want to keep your options open for careers in a variety of business sectors
  • Are interested in attending graduate or professional school

Why should you enroll?

  • Economists can pursue careers in research, business and education
  • Industry sectors in which economists frequently work include banking and finance, manufacturing, services, government and higher education
  • Economists can perform a wide range of professional activities, including economic forecasting, market research, cost-effectiveness analysis, investment analysis, policy analysis, impact studies and program analysis

*A master's or doctoral degree is generally required to teach in colleges or universities.