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How Can Your Economics Education Help You?

A UCO economics education teaches you how the real world works:

  • Consumers
  • Firms
  • Markets
  • Corporations
  • Legislatures
  • Families

At the UCO College of Business, you will learn to analyze the facts in terms of tradeoffs and incentives.

Face it. You need an edge to catch the eye of prospective employers. And since success depends upon a business’ ability to adapt to a global economy, a solid understanding of economics can give you that edge.

The UCO Economics Department can arm you with the knowledge you need to get a job or to pursue graduate economics or law degrees.

Small Classes with Personal Attention

It’s the best way to learn. And with small classes, it’s how we teach. Here, you’ll get individual attention from experienced mentors.

Each of our 11 full-time economics professors holds a doctorate. As a group, they offer a truly broad range of experience in business, consulting and government. This combined with extensive practical research provides our faculty the expertise and understanding needed to offer support and direction to our students.

You can get even more personal attention by enrolling in an independent study course and work on exciting research projects.

Economics Degree Programs

The Economics Department offers three degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Business of Administration (B.B.A.) degree. Whether you want to prepare for life in business, government, or grad school we have the degree for you.

Economics Major

The economics program teaches students how the real world works; consumers, firms, markets, corporations and legislatures. The UCO economics program develops the quantitative and analytical skills of our students through rigorous coursework, preparing students for careers in business, government and more.


Energy Economics Major

The energy economics program prepares students for a career in the energy industry. The program instills the core skills all economics majors experience with an added focus on the numerous issues encountered in the oil, natural gas and electric industries.


International Business Major

The international business program provides an avenue for students with a strong preference for international business and those who want to work for international companies or companies doing international business.


Economics Faculty and Staff

Department Chairperson

Travis Roach, Ph.D.

Full-Time Faculty 

Mariya Burdina, Ph.D. 
Huiying Chen, Ph.D.
Susanne Currier, Ph.D.
Glenn Hsu, Ph.D.
Chintamani Jog, Ph.D. 
Mihai Nica, Ph.D.
Linh Pham, Ph.D.
Travis Roach, Ph.D.
Zhen Zhu, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty 

Yury Rouba
Jason Soper, J.D.

Professional Staff

Ofelia Tovar, Administrative Assistant II