The Haile/US Bank College of Business economics program provides students with excellent problem-solving abilities and develops student reasoning through the principles and intermediate courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics. Analytical skills are developed through two semesters of econometrics - the quantitative methods that economists use to seek answers to business and policy questions. Students are trained to analyze business and financial conditions, and to understand theories explaining causes of unemployment and inflation.



Students may consider using an internship (ECO 396) to fulfill an elective requirement in the economics degree program. The internship option allows students to gain practical work experience and real-world networking exposure at the local, regional, national, or international level while under the guidance and supervision of an expert professional.

Department Contact Information

Jillian Ross
Academic Coordinator,
Department of Ecomonics & Finance
(859) 572-6526


A graduate in this major has a variety of career options such as:

  • Business Conditions Forecasting
  • International Trade and Relations
  • Labor Economics
  • Government Statistics and Analysis
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Public Finance and Policy Analysis