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Economy and Industry

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

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Program Details

The knowledge of culture, communication skills, economics and management strategies gained with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Economy and Industry forms a solid foundation for a variety of careers. Students can learn using a multidisciplinary approach or by selecting a focus in one area such as the environment, the arts or marketing.

Economy and Industry graduates work in retail, customer relations, nonprofits, local government, and development fields including management, human resources, public relations and program design. This focus theme is also good preparation for graduate studies in business administration.

Interdisciplinary Studies, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields.

As of Fall 2022, transfer students can apply up to 75 credits to their degree plan for Interdisciplinary Studies.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


Potential courses within this program are listed below. Work with your advisor to choose your specific path.

ACCT 200: Introduction to Financial Accounting
ECON 200: Basic Economic Issues
BNAD 303: Marketing Principles, Concepts and Tools
ENGL 307: Business Writing



Earning your Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Economy and Industry will build core skills, including:

  • Budget analysis
  • Collaboration
  • E-commerce
  • Financial management
  • Pricing strategy
  • Research
  • Risk management
  • Troubleshooting
  • Customer relationship management
  • Product knowledge
  • Business development
  • Auditing
  • Billing
  • Invoicing
  • Data entry
  • New product development
  • Purchasing
  • Business to business
  • Process improvement
  • Workflow management

Graduates of the Economy and Industry program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

      • Project Manager
      • Retail Sales Consultant
      • Retail Sales Associate
      • Sales Representative
      • Salesperson
      • Sales Professional
      • Sales Consultant
      • Regional Sales Manager
      • Retail Associate
      • Account Manager
      • Operations Supervisor
      • Tax Manager