Decision-making in the ever-changing world of supply and demand is at the foundation of the field of Economics. Conclusions are made based on the efficiency and distributional outcomes of markets and public policy. These skills are critical for an Economics major so our program emphasizes the development of skills in analytical and critical thinking, quantitative and statistical proficiency, and economic literacy and knowledge. Students learn marginal thinking, acquisition and analysis of data, and the structure and function of economic systems.
The skillset is highly portable and makes graduates competitive for any position requiring analytical skill. Students have pursued careers in business, academia and government.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements have been designed to prepare you for success as a student in the program and your subsequent career.
Course requirements can be found in the Online Economics Degree Requirements document. While all required courses are offered online, please note that not all electives are offered online. See the Online Course Offerings document for more information.
All online economics students have ready access to academic advising, library services, financial aid, technical support, mentoring, and career services.
There are several application paths an online bachelor's student might take including as transfer, reentry, freshman, or second-degree seeking applicants. You may even be an international applicant.
If you aren’t sure which application path to follow or need help completing the UW-System E-Application, view the Application Tips PDF or complete the Request Information form and a program representative will get in touch with you.
Unofficial Transcript Review
Transfer, reentry, and second-degree seeking students can request an unofficial transcript review. An unofficial review will give you an idea of which of your credits might transfer and how those transfer credits might apply to the online bachelor's program. To request a review, contact the Online BBA Bachelor's Coordinator.
You can also determine potential transfer credit by using Transferology. Transferology is a fast and free way to determine how credits may transfer from one institution to another.
The online bachelor's program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value at $395 USD per credit for the 2023-24 academic year. This tuition rate applies to Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students who have declared an online bachelor's major.
Textbook rental is included in the cost of tuition for many undergraduate courses through the University Bookstore's Textbook Rental program.
UW-Whitewater students may apply for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a "Financial Aid Package" and may be offered individually or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed.
If you are eligible to receive education benefits under the various Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the State of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) programs, please visit UW-Whitewater's Veterans Services page.