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University of St. Thomas - Houston economics and finance major students sit at conference tableEvery business relies on effective management of resources to thrive. Economics professionals analyze data, monitor trends and develop forecasts to help companies make smart business decisions.

If you’re an organized, persuasive thinker who enjoys working with data, economics may be a good choice for you. Career prospects for economics professionals are bright, so studying economics is a good investment in your future.

UST’s central location in the thriving city of Houston means you’ll find numerous internship and job opportunities. You’ll gain a wealth of knowledge with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics.

Your success hinges on many factors, including the relationships you build with others in the business community. As a graduate student at the University of St. Thomas Cameron School of Business, you'll have unparalleled networking opportunities:

Celt Coffee Hour
Celt Coffee Hour

Engage with industry professionals in a round-table discussion and debate.

 
Business symposium
Business Symposium

Annual conference connecting you with alumni and leading Houston business experts.

 
 
Career Day
Career Day

Panel discussions with alumni and executives on how to best leverage a degree from UST.

 
Celts exploring businesses
Exploring Businesses

Visit organizations and hear from employees developing and executing business strategies.

 
 
Consulting projects
Consulting Projects

Work as a consultant on business issues and apply your knowledge to real-world challenges.

 
Guest speakers
Guest Speakers

Every semester, guest speakers join classes to provide insights and expertise.

University of St. Thomas - Houston economics students discuss career options These are just a few of the companies where UST economics grads have found great jobs. Dozens of major organizations are headquartered in Houston, and our city is rich with career promise. An economics degree opens up a world of job opportunities in:

  • Banking and finance
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Nonprofits
  • Research and development
  • Technology

What can I do with an economics degree?

Michael Wagner, University of St. Thomas - Houston BBA Economics & Finance Graduate

I found an amazing job with my first choice company through a UST networking event.

Michael Wagner Portfolio Advisory Analyst, Invesco U.S., Houston, TX | BBA Finance & Economics, 2017

Go Beyond Business As Usual

University of St. Thomas - Houston Cameron School of Business group of students and professorsUST is Houston’s only Catholic university, and Catholic social values form the foundation of our core curriculum. We respect the life and dignity of the human person, and believe in contributing to the common good. You'll learn how to engage in capitalism with a conscience, weighing the moral implications of your decisions.

Even in business classes, you’re welcome to talk about big topics, from ethics to religion. We discuss current events, including business impact, community responsibility and how we can improve conditions in the future. Many of our graduates are driving positive transformation through their work in the business world.