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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.

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.