Applied Economic Analysis, B.A.

Business Economics, B.A.

General Economics, B.A.

Quantitative Techniques, B.A.

Economists investigate a wide range of issues centering on problems of economic stability, growth, and the efficient use of resources. One of the important objectives of the economist is to explain how our economic system functions.



Certificate Programs:

Community Economic Development

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The economics minor is extensively chosen by majors in the College of Business Administration as an excellent complement to their business education. The combination of a business major and economics minor makes graduates attractive to prospective employers. The teaching minor is also available.

Suggested certificates, minors and skills

Foreign Language Minors

Computer Training

Math Skills

General Business


Plan of Study

Discover the courses you'll take as an economics major in the Plan of Study.


Employers, especially business firms who are looking for liberal arts graduates, often favor economics majors because these students have been through rigorous training. The demands of majoring in economics tend to attract ambitious, bright students. Thus, a degree in economics is a valuable credential. The salaries of economists, both academic and nonacademic, tend to be higher than those of other social scientists.

Web sites for career exploration
National Associations for Business Economics
Unique Features: 

Faculty are dedicated and experienced teachers. All of the permanent staff have earned Ph.D.s and are actively engaged in conducting research in their areas of specialization. Students will find that the faculty are quite willing to work closely with them during their stay at UNI.

  • The UNI Rod Library has an extensive collection of books and periodicals related to economics.

  • The UNI Economics Club sponsors field trips and speakers that enhance both the academic and the social experience of Economics students.


The College of Business Administration is housed in Curris Business Building. Computer laboratories and computer-assisted classrooms provide students with access to state-of-the-art software and technology. Computer linkages across campus, the nation and the world enable students to access databases and a vast array of resources for solving business problems. Career opportunities Recruiters for school systems across the nation hire UNI business teaching graduates because of the college’s proven reputation in producing outstanding business educators.

Scholarships & Awards: 

Each year the Department of Economics awards the Mahmood Yousefi Scholarship, the Charles T. Leavitt Scholarship, the F. Russell Glasener Scholarship, the Economics Alumni Scholarship, and the Economics Emeritus Faculty Scholarship to current economics majors.

More information on department scholarships can found at Financial Aid.