Economics (BA or BSBA)

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Are you interested in how economic issues can impact our country and the rest of the world? If so, Creighton’s economics program might be a good fit for you.

Creighton University grants two degrees in economics: a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the College of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in economics from the Heider College of Business.

As an economics major, you’ll learn how markets determine which goods and services get produced, how they are produced, and what the resulting distribution of income and wealth will look like.  In addition, you’ll examine inflation, unemployment, international trade, financial markets, economic development and governmental economic activity.

Economics Minor

The economics minor provides you with a basic understanding of the economical fundamentals at work in actions by individuals, firms and governments. You’ll examine resource allocation, income distribution, production, employment and prices in a market economy.

Outcomes

Employment opportunities are available for economics majors in firms operating in the financial industry—banking, investments, insurance, real estate and securities.  The average starting salary for a Creighton graduate in economics in recent years has exceeded $40,000.

Firms in all areas of business and all sectors of the economy depend on forecasts of future economic conditions to better understand and adapt to them. In addition, economists are called upon to apply their skills to solving specific problems within organizations, such as estimating demand conditions and setting prices.

Recent Job Placements

  • Bank of America
  • Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Co.
  • Cerner Corporation
  • First National Bank
  • FDIC
  • State of South Dakota
  • Dept. of Revenue
  • TD Ameritrade
  • US Foodservices, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • ZS Associates (Chicago)

What You'll Learn

  • How markets determine which goods and services get produced, how they are produced, and what the resulting distribution of income and wealth will look like
  • How to forecast future economic conditions, to better understand and adapt to them
  • How to solve specific problems within organizations and economies, such as estimating demand conditions and setting prices

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