Undergraduate Overview

Bachelor of Arts
Undergraduate Minor

Email: eco@uis.edu
Office Phone: (217) 206-7920
ffice Location: UHB 4049

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. Specific program objectives include the development of:

  1. basic knowledge of micro- and macroeconomic theory,

  2. fundamental understanding of quantitative methods of analysis,

  3. research competencies using the theories and methods of economic analysis, and

  4. skills for applying theories and models to contemporary economic issues and policies.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills.

  • Understand the use of information technologies in organizations.

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