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Economics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kansas City, MO, United States
Exploring economics degrees in Kansas City? Look no further than the Bachelor of Arts in Economics major within Rockhurst University’s prestigious Helzberg School of Management. Our bachelor of economics covers everything from international trade to environmental sustainability to global development and justice.
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Is an economics degree worth it? Yes, because it gives you the opportunity to make a lasting impact on society. Our economics major does this by exploring the intersection of law and economics, preparing students to analyze and formulate policy, and setting them up for success in any number of dynamic jobs in the growing economics field. 

This is done not by simply studying theories, but by examining the living context of different government administrations, geopolitical events and business cycles. Our economics degree students graduate ready to propose effective, integrated solutions that can change the world. Rockhurst University Economics faculty work closely with students to tailor coursework toward their intended career.

Learning Outcomes 

Economics degree graduates will be able to:

  • Formulate and argue policies that impact the economic environment, reflect on the impact of those policies upon oneself and one’s community in order to potentially affect beneficial public policy.
  • Distinguish and apply both positive and normative economic tools to define and debate economic issues and policy.
  • Recognize and analyze issues relating to ethics and social justice to propose and defend courses of action to create a more just world.
  • Define, describe, demonstrate and apply intermediate level economic theory.
  • Apply scientific method to develop new knowledge.
  • Integrate relevant cultural, social, political, historical, geographic and environmental factors into the analysis and debate of economic issues and courses of action.
  • Identify, access and analyze relevant quantitative and qualitative information to evaluate economic issues/problems, to develop forecasts and to select and evaluate appropriate courses of action.
  • Produce and deliver effective written and oral communications in a variety of contexts using appropriate technologies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Honors Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Honors Microeconomics
  • Data Analysis
  • Statistics and Predictive Analytics

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 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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