Economics -- Bachelor of Business (B.B.)

"As I started classes and picked my major, I realized that the faculty had a genuine interest in my success.... I became a member of Delta Sigma Pi, the Economics Student Association, the Student Orientation Staff, the College Federal Reserve Challenge Team, and numerous honor societies. These organizations have helped me to better myself professionally, improve my public speaking, and develop a network of people who will be able to help me with my future." -- Karissa Munger, Alumni and Graduate Student

Economics prepares students to identify and develop solutions for problems confronting businesses, financial firms, non-profit organizations, and government.

There are 18 major topic areas such as money and banking, international trade, and financial economics. The flexibility of a degree in Economics allows students to pursue and develop their knowledge and skills in one of many possible specialties. Our students are well prepared to pursue many different career objectives over their lifetime, and remain competitive in a dynamic field. Salaries are consistently among the highest of any undergraduate major both in terms of starting and mid-career salaries.

Bachelor of Business in Economics.

Possible Careers

  • Business Process/Management Consultant
  • Economist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investments Analyst
  • Staff Accountant
Why Choose Economics at WIU?

At WIU, there are two undergraduate degrees in Economics; the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics and the Bachelor of Business (B.B.) in Economics.

The Master of Arts in Economics is also available to continue your studies at WIU. Our program allows students to gain the individualized attention and support they need to develop a customized program to prepare for a specific career objective.

Some of Our Graduates

At A Glance

  • Degrees Available: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business, Master of Arts
  • Minor: Yes
  • Graduate Degree: Yes
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities: GradTrac, Honors


Economics & Decision Sciences
Stipes Hall 430
1 University Drive
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Phone: (309) 298-1153
Fax: (309) 298-1020

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