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B.A. in Business Economics

The Business Economics major is for students seeking a business orientation in their study of economics. It does not replicate the traditional undergraduate business school curriculum. Instead, it offers a more tightly focused curriculum that is guided by the rigorous logic and integrative perspective of economics.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall quarter admission
Tuition Fee: $ 45,540 
Location: IrvineCAUnited States

The UCI Department of Economics has 31 permanent faculty members.  In addition to strengths in micro theory, macroeconomics and econometrics (Bayesian and classical), the department has expertise in many applied fields, including economic history, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, public choice and public finance, transportation economics, and urban economics.

In addition to required economics courses for the major, students also take business electives and select from among topics such as corporate finance, international trade and commercial policy, and business forecasting; and management electives from among topics such as business decisions, behavioral economics, and economics of law.

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Economics studies the allocation of scarce resources; the way that individuals, groups, governments, and businesses make choices; and the consequences of those choices for people, nations, and society.


UCI’s business economics curriculum provides excellent training for a career in business. Courses include:

  • Introduction to Economics
  • The Internet and Public Policy
  • Federal Reserve: Past, Present, and Future
  • Global Economy
  • Probability and Statistics in Economics
  • An Economic Approach to Religion.
  • Basic Economics
  • The Economics of Accounting Decisions

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