The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in economics from Wichita State's Barton School of Business combines its AACSB-accredited program with the unmatched opportunities for applied learning and internships found in Kansas' largest city. You'll be eligible to compete for some of the state's largest business scholarships. And you can build a professional resume and make the connections that lead to your dream career.

Learn how economics is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted to the Barton School of Business, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Students can explore social issues at new institute

As an economics student, you can tackle critical questions about social issues tied to economics through the new Institute for the Study of Economic Growth.  ​​​​​​​

The institute will play a transformative role in exploring innovative and entrepreneurial activities in enhancing societal prosperity.


You will study three main areas of economics—macro, micro and statistics—in addition to core business courses. The BBA in economics degree also offers a real-estate emphasis (the only one found at a Kansas regents' university) for students interested in broader conceptual and policy issues associated with real estate and land use.


A bachelor's degree in economics from Wichita State is excellent preparation for graduate-level economics programs—leading to careers in business, law, public service and many other fields.

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