The economic mindset
A Tippie economics degree means you've got the analytical and qualitative mindset that it takes to generate the very best business strategies. And we've got a track for everyone, whether you're a numbers person or someone who's more into the business side. Either way, each track will equip you with the unique economic standpoint that employers are looking to add to their rosters.
Your economics degree
We offer three different economics degrees:
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) awarded by the Tippie College of Business
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Bachelor of Sciences (BS) awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The difference? The BBA emphasizes the economic foundations of business. The B.A. incorporates a balance of economic theory, mathematical tools, and field applications. And the B.S. maintains a similar balance as the B.A., but emphasizes analytical skills.
Tracks in economics
Perfect if you're looking to work in the private sector or planning to earn an MBA after you get the necessary experience.
The track for you if you're interested in a decision-making position in the private or public sector or planning to earn a law or nonquantitative graduate degree.
Nothing will prepare you for a highly quantitative position or graduate degree like the analytical track. This is the route for the technical and numbers-savvy.
BBA courses and course requirements
Common required courses
Business track courses
Policy track courses
Choose three of the following and one more from this list, the business track course list, or the analytical track course list (four courses total).
Global Economics and Business
Development of Local and Regional Economies
Economic Growth and Development
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Regional and Urban Economics
Law and Economics
Topics in Policy Economics
Analytical track courses
Choose three of the following and one more from this list, the business track course list, or the policy track course list (four courses total).
Natural Resource Economics
Public Sector Economics
Topics in Analytical Economics