Business Economics Specialization

The specialization in business economics is designed for the student who intends to pursue a career in the private sector or in regulated industries. The specialization emphasizes the application of economic tools to such problems as forecasting the future environment of the firm, giving advice on capital investments, marketing of new products, and understanding antitrust laws. Business economists are found in industries and areas such as financial institutions, transportation, utilities, real estate, agribusiness, petroleum, and non-profit organizations, among others. The work of economists in business is supported by the National Association for Business Economics and its affiliated local chapters, including the Omaha Association for Business Economics.

For this specialization students must complete a total of 18 credit hours beyond principles in economics or approved courses.

Any of the courses from the economics program. Of the 18 credit hours required for a business economics specialization, six credit hours must be at the 4000 level.