The UMKC Department of Economics is known in the Kansas City metro, nationally, and internationally as a center for creative and innovative economics. We offer a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the study of economics. Our students challenge the status quo and find new and better ways to explain the world. Our graduates are in high demand and find employment in business, finance, government service, and academia. The department has a tradition that is more than 80 years old that continues to be our strongest asset.

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Over 200 Students Named to SHSS Dean's List for Fall 2023

The SHSS Dean's List recognizes excellent academic performance among full-time undergraduate students with a grade point average of 3.85 or higher for the term.

Emmy-Winning Alumna, Educator to be Honored at the 2024 Alumni Awards

UMKC Alumni Association recognizes Carmaletta Williams, Ph.D., with Spotlight Award

Two Super Bowl Rings Before UMKC Graduation

History student gets opportunity to work with the Arrowhead Art Collection