B.B.A. in Economics
Learn how goods are produced, distributed, and consumed in the B.B.A. in Economics program
There are three degrees in economics at Ole Miss. The B.B.A. in Economics is for students who wish to enter the corporate world directly upon graduation. Students use mathematical and statistical models to analyze issues such as tax structure, deregulation, public welfare spending, mergers, acquisitions, and employee compensation programs.
Ole Miss Economics majors gain a broad understanding of the field of economics, as well as skills in statistics, mathematics, organization, research methodology, and verbal and written communication.
Ole Miss Economics graduates pursue careers in roles such as actuary, policy planner, stockbroker, bank examiner, venture capitalist, market research analyst, development officer, controller, financial planner, fundraiser, lawyer, entrepreneur, marketer/merchandiser, accountant, and insurance analyst.
MERL, the Mississippi Experimental Research Laboratory, is a state-of-the-art research facility located on the Oxford campus. MERL is used by faculty and students to conduct a wide variety of economics research, including research in experimental economics, econometrics, and microeconomics.
Requirements for the major in economics include the B.B.A. core: Accy 201, 202 (3, 3); Bus 230, Bus 271, Bus 250, Bus 302; Mktg 351; Fin 331; Mgmt 371, Mktg 372, Mgmt 493; MIS 309; 300-level business elective (6); and 300-level business/nonbusiness elective (3). The economics major consists of 24 semester hours, including Econ 398 and Econ 399, and 18 semester hours of additional economics courses selected from among Econ 303, 305, 307, 308, 312, 320, 329, 401, 402, 406, 422, 504, 505, 506, 513, 520, 525, 540, 545, 581, or 583.
Students enter the University of Mississippi School of Business as General Business majors and may declare the Economics major after completing 36 specific hours (See UM Catalog for listing). Student must achieve 2.25 or higher GPA on those 36 hours.