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Economics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Austin, TX, United States
Students pursuing a degree in Economics can earn either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Economics at Saint Edward's University. Both options give students the opportunity to examine how societies use available resources to meet human needs.
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In the Economics program at Saint Edward's University, students learn how goods and services are produced and distributed across the globe and how prices are set in competitive markets. They identify the causes of economic growth, unemployment and inflation and study the role of banking, money supply and interest rates in our domestic and global economy.

The BA in Economics offers more options to take non-Economics related courses and to study a wider range of subjects. This is helpful for students who seek a double major or a broader-based degree. Students will have the opportunity to tailor the degree to their own interests prior to advanced study in graduate school.

Case studies, such as the impact of inflation rates on the world monetary system or problems faced by small business entrepreneurs, offer students opportunities to see direct examples of economic concerns. Faculty encourage students to incorporate different perspectives to apply their knowledge to business decisions, public policy, and any aspect of life in which resources are scarce.

Students will explore topics such as:

  • How consumers make rational decisions
  • How businesses can efficiently produce goods
  • Government regulation, mergers and business policies
  • Reasons for wage differences across various occupations
  • Current economic issues, such as the environment and health care
  • What causes economic prosperity and recession
  • Taxes, government spending, deficit and surpluses
  • The increasing importance of international trade

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Computational Skill
  • Calculus
  • Social Responsibility of Business
  • Microeconomics 
  • Macroeconomics
  • Industrial Organization
  •  Money and Banking
  • Law and Economic

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Major Requirements: The Economics degree plan requires 70 hours of major coursework.

General Education Requirements: All majors require 44 hours of general education that students complete over the course of four years, in addition to their major courses.

A few examples of the Economics courses students take:

  • Microeconomic Theory – Analyze how pricing, output and employment are determined; 
  • Money and Banking – Study the nature of money, the role of the Federal Reserve System, monetary theory and policy, commercial banking, credit structure and financial markets.
  • Law and Economics​ – Learn the basics of our legal and economic systems.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Austin

  • 1243 - 2310 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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