Dr. Yassaman Saadatmand
Department Head
Phone: 912.344.2539
Fax: 912.344.3485
Yassaman Saadatmand
Department of Economics

Bachelor of Science in Business Economics

Business Economics is a specialized area of economics that uses economic analysis to make strategic business and management decisions. Armstrong’s Business Economics degree, emphasizes workforce development firmly informed by a liberal arts education and provides an opportunity for students to gain practical business skills and develop complex practical reasoning. This degree prepares graduates for a knowledge-based economy that relies on creativity and critical thinking while providing the quantitative skills essential for the analysis of business problems.

Career Opportunities

According to U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 225,000 positions held by economists, with a 7.6% increase in demand projected by the year 2016. Economics is the largest and most highly paid field in social science. According to a 2008 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, persons with a bachelor's degree in economics received offers averaging $52,926 a year.

Economists are employed by a variety of businesses and organizations such as:
  • insurance companies
  • accounting firms
  • banks
  • securities firms
  • industry and trade associations
  • labor unions
  • government agencies
  • research firms

Program Features

At Armstrong students take advantage of small class sizes, personalized plans of study, accessible professors and an instructional staff with many years of experience. Economics students also have access to a state-of-the-art computer lab.

Course of Study

The 124-semester hour bachelor's degree program includes courses taken to meet core curriculum requirements as well as major courses. Economics majors at Armstrong can choose from a variety of courses in their field of study, ranging from intensely mathematical to more philosophical offerings. Students who are seeking graduate study are advised to take mathematical economics and econometrics.