Secondary Concentrations Offered
Economics is concerned with how resources are allocated in production, prices are determined, incomes are distributed and growth occurs. Economists examine such issues as how fiscal and monetary policies affect price and employment, the effect on international trade, of international trade agreements and the international price of the dollar, the size and future composition of the labor force, the effects of government regulations on the price, quantity and quality of goods and services, and costs and benefits of environmental policies.
Economists are employed by private businesses, utilities, railroads, government at all levels, educational institutions, labor unions, trade associations and non-profit organizations. In businesses, economists’ duties include analyzing and forecasting industry and market conditions, and making recommendations and decisions relative to capital investments, marketing new products, employee compensation, and the impact of government regulation.
In addition, economics is superb preparation for graduate work in areas such as business law, political science, international relations, gerontology, and public administration. Economics also is an excellent dual major or minor for other areas of study.
The main purpose of the UNO Economics Club is to increase awareness and knowledge of economic issues among Economics Club members and the overall UNO community. The organization also provides a venue for student-members to examine issues related to academic success, career success, and related matters. The organization shall work towards increasing the membership’s engagement with the Omaha community.
Membership eligibility includes all currently enrolled students in good standing who pay University Program and Facilities Fees (UPFF) at UNO. Any individual from the community is eligible for membership without voting privileges and the ability to run for office.
Any person who satisfies the eligibility requirements may become a member of the organization by completing an Economics Club Membership Form. The membership form is available at MH 332C or may be downloaded here. Contact phone number: 402.554.2803