Think Like an Economist

Learn the fundamentals of economics and how to think like an economist. From micro to macro, this program will help you build a strong understanding of data management and decision-making, healthcare and environmental economics, and more. Covering many areas of study that have applications in every industry and institution, this degree will provide you with the ability to understand historical trends, interpret today's headlines, and make predictions for coming decades.

Nationally-Ranked Affordable Programs

The College of Business has been recognized by the highly anticipated U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2023 for several programs.

  • 66th for Best Online Bachelor's in Business Programs

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Applied economics students are typically interested in:

  • Problem solving
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Preparing a foundation for graduate studies
  • Economic policy making
  • Consulting
  • Teaching

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The A&M-Commerce Business Advantage

Here you will gain the knowledge, confidence and the practical tools you need to become a professional, ready to compete in the marketplace.

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Earn a valuable degree from a fully accredited business program. Since 1976, the College of Business has held this prestigious designation making it one of roughly 800 institutions to hold such a distinction worldwide.

Student Experience

World-class Faculty

Engage with exceptional faculty who are both significant scholars and industry leaders that provide you with personalized attention. Renowned for their research and enterprising spirit, learn from the best to be the best with industry insights they provide.

Career Services

Your Future

Explore careers and develop a plan as you meet one-on-one with our career coaches. Our team will help you curate your resume and cover letters, prep you with mock interviews, provide you with professional headshots, and offer you employment opportunities and access to network with some of the largest companies across several industries.


Funding Your Future

Committed to investing in our students’ futures, our programs are not only affordable but of great value. In addition to the scholarships available from A&M-Commerce, the College of Business offers scholarships specifically for business students.


Global Exposure

Students will develop, apply and hone evolving skills to ensure their success here in Texas and abroad.

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Practical Applications

A degree in applied economics will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn the fundamentals of economics and how to think like an economist.
  • Build strong relationships with our expert faculty who are experts in data management and decision making, healthcare economics, environmental economics, personal finance and more.
  • Develop marketable skills and economics knowledge.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts the need for economists to grow by 14% over the next 10 years. Upon graduation, our students are prepared to pursue careers in many areas including economic analyst, research analyst, financial analyst and management analyst. The College of Business Career Center can assist students in obtaining internships and job placements with regional, national and international organizations.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Economic Analyst
Research Analyst
Financial Analyst
Data Analyst

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook /

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What You Will Learn

In our undergraduate-level program in applied economics, you will learn and develop the skills and knowledge needed to be a valuable candidate in any industry. Through challenging, fast-paced coursework and collaboration with accomplished peers, you will be prepared for a career in several disciplines.

Courses to prepare you for your career

  • You can choose from one of three flexible tracks that provide enriched learning in concentrations such as agriculture economics, political science and healthcare.
  • Core courses include Economic Forecasting, Macro and Micro Economics, and International Economics.
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Course Delivery

Our programs are designed to be flexible, meeting the needs of working professionals who want the convenience of a fully online degree or full-time students who prefer face-to-face classes. Should you decide to continue your education, we offer several graduate-level business degrees to fit your lifestyle and career aspirations.

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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