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Managerial Economics

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science

Managerial economics is a dynamic degree that prepares students for a variety of careers in business and beyond. The major goes beyond the limits of traditional economics and business. Students gain a thorough grounding in economic theory and practical business applications. They cultivate skills in quantitative methods, problem-solving strategies, critical thinking and effective communication that lead to promising careers.

Major Requirements

Managerial economics students can select from four areas of specialization:

  1. Business economics, which focuses on analysis, finance and management of business activities
  2. International business economics, which explores the economic drivers and policy challenges in the major emerging markets
  3. Environmental and resource economics, which concerns issues related to environmental quality and the use of resources
  4. Agribusiness economics, which focuses on the business aspects of producing and marketing foods and fibers

Study begins with a series of preparatory courses in economics, calculus, statistics, accounting, business law and computer science. Five required upper-division core classes in intermediate micro- and macro-economics, econometrics and quantitative analysis provide a solid foundation for all students in this major. Another 32 units of restricted electives, chosen from a wide variety of course offerings, completes the remaining major requirements.

UC Davis offers three paths for those interested in the broader field of business: Business, Economics, and Managerial Economics. These three majors comprise the Business Economics Cluster, a partnership between the Graduate School of Management, the College of Letters and Science, and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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Degree Outcomes


  • Accountant
  • Agribusiness Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental Planner
  • Financial Services Consultant
  • Investment Banker
  • Marketing Manager
  • Stock Broker

Graduate Study

  • Business administration
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Data analytics
  • Law
  • Management

Alumni Employers

  • Amazon
  • Checkr, Inc.
  • Citi
  • The Clorox Company
  • FTI Consulting
  • Givewith
  • LinkedIn
  • Mission Produce
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