Welcome to Economics at UM-Flint!

Economics is a social science that deals with many of the most difficult problems of our time, such as inflation, unemployment, pollution and poverty. As a problem-based discipline, the study of economics enables students to acquire the analytical skills and methodology applicable to a variety of career options.  Economics graduates are in demand in such fields as banking, finance, insurance, and in government and industry. In addition, training in economics provides an excellent background for professional education in law and in graduate schools of business and public administration.  Check out the American Economic Association's reasons for studying economics!

New Concentration in Data Analytics

Looking for skills that are in demand by employers in the private and public sectors? Consider the B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Data Analytics

Data analysts, business intelligence analysts, operations analysts and more are all jobs that are in high demand, and our Data Analytics concentration can provide you with the economic knowledge and technical skills to succeed in one of the world's fastest-growing fields - big data. 

In addition to economic theory, gain skills in areas like:

  • Computer programming
  • Data mining 
  • Statistics
  • Database management

In addition to the major concentration, a minor is also available. 

Continue reading about the concentration in data analytics and request more information!