Degree Options

The Department of Economics at Lindner is an exceptional place to learn at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Economics department offers four degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics, Master of Science in Applied Economics, and a PhD in Business with a concentration in Economics.

Undergraduate Programs


The BA in Economics blends a curriculum comprised of liberal arts and economics courses. This mix serves students seeking a solid base of arts and sciences with extensive economics study. Economics undergraduates bring strong quantitative and analytical thinking to their coursework.

Business Economics

The BBA in Business Economics integrates liberal arts, business, and economics coursework. This degree builds a strong business foundation, as students examine business functions and their interactions with economics.

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Applied Economics

Students in the Master of Science in Applied Economics program receive hands-on training in statistical techniques relevant in today’s marketplace, including Bayesian, spatial, and time series econometrics. This is a STEM-designated program.

Our graduates earn an average starting salary in excess of $77,500 and are hired by many of the country's most respected companies, including Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, Nielsen, and Procter & Gamble.

PhD in Economics

The PhD program in Economics offers a thorough grounding in the basic tools of economics, statistics, and mathematics through a series of core courses, followed by a series of well-defined seminars that cover areas of specialization within economics. New student cohorts are added every other year. The admitted class sizes are small, allowing for close contact with economics faculty, and also with students and faculty in other business programs.