Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics – Shorter University


The economics degree at Shorter University is a study of the theory and practice of economics in both society and business. Economists look for solutions to significant issues such as how people, industries, and countries can maximize their productivity, create wealth, and maintain financial stability. They also research economic growth and fiscal monetary policy.

Students majoring in Economics will obtain analytical and critical problem solving skills and are prepared for conducting business in today’s global market. This degree can lead into many fields but many majors continue their education into graduate degrees in public administration, business administration, or law. This major requires 126 credit hours and is usually completed in four years.

Program Strengths

  • A curriculum with a strong business emphasis
  • Experienced faculty who bring a wealth of first-hand know-how to the class
  • Coursework that combines both theory and practice with an emphasis on the practical skills
  • Opportunities for internships to provide students with hands-on experience in the field
  • Small class size

Economics Course Offerings

  • ECO 2100 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 2110 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 3100 – Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO 3110 – Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECO 3140 – Labor Economics
  • ECO 3150 – Money & Banking
  • ECO 3160 – Managerial Economics
  • ECO 3170 – Theory of Games
  • ECO 3210 – Personal Finance
  • ECO 3230 – Financial Markets & Institutions
  • ECO 3400 – Sport Economics
  • ECO 4130 – Public Economics
  • ECO 4190 – International Economics
  • ECO 4300 – Health Economics

Career Opportunities

Potential jobs straight out of Shorter include, but are not limited to, investment banker, statistician, budget analyst, financial analyst, trade specialist, program analyst, insurance broker, professor, revenue agent, consultant, economic analyst, government, education, law, real estate, public policy and loan officer.

For more information contact:

Mr. Stephen Patrick
Assistant Professor of Economics and Accounting