Undergraduate Overview

Contact Information

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Email: AEF@uis.edu
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Office Location: UHB 4054

Bachelor of Arts
Undergraduate Minor

Departmental Goals and Objectives

Through economics course work, students build strong conceptual thinking and problem-solving skills by understanding and applying economic theory to real world problems. In addition to College of Business learning outcomes (listed below), economics graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify and evaluate decisions using the “economic way of thinking.”
  2. Apply economic theories and concepts to contemporary business and social issues, as well as formulation and analysis of policy.
  3. Recognize the role of ethical values and social responsibility in economic, policy, and business decisions.

Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree through the College of Business and Management, students will meet the following goals and objectives:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the major business disciplines, including accounting, economics, management, marketing, finance information systems and the legal and social environment of business.

  2. Systematically analyze a business problem using appropriate methods. Students will be able to: effectively examine alternatives, analyze alternatives, and recommend an appropriate course of action.

  3. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills and the use of presentation technologies.

  4. Demonstrate effective written communication skills.

  5. Understand the use of information technologies in organizations.

  6. Understand, interpret, and analyze quantitative problems and quantitatively presented information.