A minor in economics from Wichita State's AACSB-accredited Barton School of Business will give you a basic understanding of economics—and increase your analytical and critical thinking skills. The minor is a useful addition to many business-related degrees and in a wide range of careers.

Learn how a minor in 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 take courses in 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.


The 15-credit-hour economics minor is available to any student whose major or area of emphasis is outside of economics. You’ll study the principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics—and take nine credit hours of upper-division economics courses based on your interest.


WSU’s vast industry connections—and experience-based learning for every major—gives economics students the chance to grow their professional network, build a resume and earn a paycheck, all while still in school, leading to dream careers as:

  • market research, credit and financial analysts
  • economic consultants
  • actuaries
  • lawyers

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