Economics Offers a Distinctive Educational Choice for Analytical Thinkers
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) continues to experience record overall enrollment because of our reputation as a world-class institution recognized for excellence in research, service, and innovation. We are proud to have expanded our selection of online degree programs to include a robust Bachelor of Science in Economics.
UAB Collat School of Business – Online
The online B.S. in Economics is offered through the Collat School of Business – Online at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. We present relevant and actionable knowledge via innovative curriculum, technology-driven instructional methods, and a climate that fosters continuous improvement. All of our online business degrees will expose you to the study of:
- Accounting Principles
- Basic Marketing
- Economic Fundamentals
- Financial Management
- Information Systems
- Business Communications
- Business Foundations
- Legal Issues
- Management Processes
- Quantitative Analysis
Online Bachelor of Science in Economics
The UAB online B.S. in Economics is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in the complex study of how businesses and governments balance their resources in relation to human capital, land/property, income, investments, taxes, and expenditures. Through our online economics degree program we share knowledge on current economic policies, changes, and decisions, along with the fundamental basics that every economist needs to know.
You can also focus your studies through an extensive selection of 100% online courses that continually evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s economy. Your study options may include:
- Behavioral Economics
- Economic Growth and Development
- Economics of Environment
- Health Care Economics
- History of Economic Theory
- International Economics
- Labor Economics
- Law and Economics
- Managerial Economics
- Money and Banking
- Public Finance
- Survey of Econometrics
- Topics in Public Policy
- Urban Economics
The same faculty that teach the on-campus classes for our Bachelor of Science in Economics program also teach the online classes and are dedicated to supporting your career goals. You’ll have many opportunities to interact and collaborate with your cohorts and professors online, as well as to become involved in various student organizations as a virtual participant.
Career Outlook for Economics Graduates
Gaining a bachelor’s level education as an economist can lead to a career in business; finance; insurance; research; operations; politics; or local, state, or federal government. It also helps to pave the way to earning an advanced degree in economics, mathematics, statistics, political science, or law.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), over 2.6 million individuals are employed in the economics field. Most occupations in this discipline require the minimum of a Bachelor Science in Economics to be considered for employment. The overall growth rate for the profession is above-average at 14.3 percent through the year 2022.
Median salaries in 2012 were estimated at $91,860 per year. Additional data from PayScale.com shows a salary range from a low of $44,819 up to a maximum of $148,946, depending on experience, education, and job title. Employers hire economists for a variety of roles including:
- Staff Accountant
- Financial Analyst
- Banking Credit Analyst
- Banking Branch Manager
- Operations Manager
- Financial Controller
- Management Consultant
Economists are hired by universities, banks, private foundations, professional associations, marketing firms, insurance companies, and large multinational corporations. Local and state governments have a need for economics graduates, as does the federal government. Economists can also find exciting global opportunities supporting emerging economies around the world. Getting your economics degree online is your first step toward the career you always wanted. At UAB, you can gain the knowledge that can change your world.
Reasons to Choose UAB for Your Online B.S. in Economics
Your degree carries weight when it is from a recognized institution. We have garnered national and international respect for our rigorous academic standards and consistent history of growth and accomplishment. Some of our accolades are as follows:
- U.S. News & World Report ranks UAB as having one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” and the Collat School of Business as one of the “Best Online Graduate Business Programs” in its 2015 rankings of “Best Online Programs”.
- The Princeton Review selects the Collat School of Business as one of the nation’s best in its 2014 edition of “Best 295 Business Schools”.
- The Princeton Review also named UAB among the “Top 10 Universities in the United States for Diversity” for four consecutive years.
UAB’s Collat School of Business online allows you to be a part of this exciting university experience no matter where you are in the world. All of our online programs are an extension of our dynamic traditional campus, which has thrived over the years due to bold and innovative thinking. Students choose us for many reasons, including:
- 100% online BS degree programs
- Award-winning, student-oriented faculty members
- Strong student support system
- 24/7 technical help desk
- Collaborative networking opportunities
- Innovative mobile technology
- Electronic access to The Sterne Library
When you complete your Bachelor of Science degree online from UAB, you will join over 115,000 UAB graduates living around the globe. We invite you to join our academic family today.