Make Sound Business Decisions Through Economic Principles


Pursue a Degree in Economics


With a bachelor’s degree in economics from ETSU, you will be prepared to meet the needs of businesses, government, and the community. You’ll gain a solid foundation in economic principles and theories and learn how to make sound business decisions wherever you lead.

No matter your career goals, your degree will prepare you to be an ethical leader who solves issues in today’s rapidly evolving world.


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Studying economics at ETSU will equip you to: 


Solve complex financial issues in a rapidly evolving business


Lead and cultivate an ethical workplace environment


Succeed in a competitive global environment

Choose Your Degree 

ETSU offers two different bachelor’s degrees in economics: Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics. These programs offer various concentrations based on your career goals and interests. 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (B.A.) 

    The B.A. in Economics from ETSU is a non-business track. Students who choose a B.A. tend to pursue further graduate studies or careers in research, academia, government, or non-profit organizations.  

    General Economics Concentration 
    The main B.A. in economics gives a broad understanding of economic theory, principles, and models. Through this program, you will gain a well-rounded understanding of economics and be prepared to pursue graduate study or begin your career in business, government, or non-profit work.  

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    International Commerce Concentration 
    If you aim to pursue an international career, this concentration is for you. The program combines traditional economics coursework with courses in business, geopolitics, and foreign languages to prepare you for career possibilities in government and multinational corporations.   

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  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics (BBA) 

    With a B.B.A. in Economics, you will be well-prepared for employment at all levels of business, the financial services industry, government, and the non-profit sector. Through your studies, you will be equipped to put the economic principles you’ve learned into place by developing solid business operations and strategies.  

    Business Economics Concentration 
    Through the business economics concentration, you will focus on the study of markets and the behavior of business firms. You’ll dive deeper into microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well as econometrics and managerial economics. 

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    Financial Economics Concentration 
    The financial economics concentration focuses on macroeconomics and the financial system. You’ll take courses in finance, monetary economics, investments, and more.  

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    General Business Concentration
    If you want a more broad-based education in business, consider the general business concentration. In addition to learning foundational principles of economics, you’ll learn how to apply that knowledge in a variety of business settings. You’ll learn about economics for health care, labor, government, international, and other fields.  

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What Can You Do with a Degree in Economics? 


With a bachelor’s degree in economics from ETSU, you will be prepared for various careers related to economics, such as:  

  • Economic consultant 
  • Risk analyst 
  • Supply chain analyst 
  • Market researcher 
  • Financial planner 
  • Corporate treasurer 
  • Management consultant 
  • Governmental economist 
  • Non-profit analyst 

Explore Careers in Economics

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of economists is projected to grow 6% from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.  

AACSB Accreditation

The BBA in Economics are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 5% of accounting and business programs worldwide have received this prestigious accreditation. 

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Career Services for Economics Majors

The College of Business and Technology has its own Career Services department geared toward your specific major and career goals.

Career coaching, resources, and networking opportunities are available so you can graduate career-ready for a competitive marketplace.

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