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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College: Neil Griffin College of Business

Department: Economics and Finance


The major in economics provides an excellent background for a wide variety of careers in business and government. In addition to acceptance into their management training programs, many businesses employ the economics major to forecast economic trends and to relate changes in economic activity to the individual business. Economists are employed by various governmental bodies to conduct research into all phases of the economy.

Training in economics provides an excellent foundation for further study. Many students enrolled in the nation’s most prestigious law schools and graduate business programs selected economics as their undergraduate major. Also, the economics degree is viewed favorably by graduate school admissions committees in various disciplines including finance, political science, history, anthropology, statistics, public policy and urban studies.

Economics degree holders go on to exciting careers as corporate executives, commercial and investment bankers, brokers, professional money managers, commodity traders, small business entrepreneurs, journalists and authors, government officials, and many more.

Optional Emphasis

The following emphasis is available for this degree:


Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.

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Accredited by AACSB

The Neil Giffin College of Business at Arkansas State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Fewer than 20% of the business schools in the world achieve AACSB accreditation and it is the hallmark of excellence in business education.

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