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Business Economics, B.S.B.A.

Darla Moore School of Business

An economics degree helps you think about business from a theoretical, big-picture perspective and keep your options open for careers in a variety of business sectors or postgraduate education.

Economics offers a wide variety of career opportunities. Professional economists are involved in economic forecasting, market research, cost-effectiveness studies, investment analysis, policy analysis, impact studies, program evaluations and solving budget problems.

Program Highlights

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    Expert Faculty

    Learn from the department's distinguished faculty members, who have research interests covering a wide range of topics in the field.

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    Beyond the Classroom

    Get a close look at annual events beyond the classroom, like the informative Economic Outlook Conference.

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    Flexible Curriculum

    Customize your studies via the nine-hour international component and optional business analytics concentration.

What You’ll Study

As you pursue the B.S. in economics, you will explore how societies use resources to satisfy wants and needs. In addition to completing a variety of core courses, you'll be required to take business core courses as well as required and elective course work in economics.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making


    Creating a financial plan by estimating expenses and revenues to allocate resources effectively

    Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

  • Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Business Researcher
  • Regional Planner and Developer
  • Employment and Labor Force Analyst
  • Ecologist
  • Industry Regulator
  • Secondary School Teacher

Workplace Settings

  • Business
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Education

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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