Mathematical Economics

What can a Mathematical Economics major do for you?

In today’s increasingly complicated international business world, a strong working knowledge of both economics and mathematics is crucial to success. The mathematical economics program at UK prepares you with a degree that combines mathematics and economics with statistics. The field of mathematical economics is often referred to as “engineering” for the service sector because it combines the quantitative methods of mathematics with an applied science in order to solve real problems. A degree in mathematical economics prepares you to enter directly into the business world, or pursue graduate careers in economics or finance. By entering the business world, you become a valuable player as you are prepared to address the control problems that plague business management and to make critical decisions in spite of uncertainty.


120 Semester Hours

46 Credit Hours

30 Core Hours


What skills does studying mathematical economics develop?

  • capability in mathematics and statistics
  • aptitude in problem solving skills
  • ability to communicate with public speaking and written assignments
  • capacity to collaborate with others
  • Undergraduate education
  • Career opportunities

Career opportunities

In today’s increasingly complicated international business world, a strong preparation in the fundamentals of both economics and mathematics is crucial to success. This degree program is designed to prepare a student to go directly into the business world with skills that are in high demand, or to go on to graduate study in economics or finance. A degree in mathematical economics would prepare a student for the beginning of a career in operations research or actuarial science. Other occupations include but are not limited to the following:
  • economist   
  • management accountant
  • actuary
  • bank examiner  
  • market research analyst
  • financial analyst  
  • marketing/sales manager
  • financial planner  
  • claims examiner  
  • investment manager
  • international trade specialist  
  • real estate investor
  • statistician
  • teacher
  • professor
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