College of Business and Technology
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- Everett Sechtem, Chair
- Professors: Blake, Sechtem
Associate Professors: Jenkins, Kotcherlakota, Marxsen
Assistant Professors: Bridges, Eshleman
- To educate the student in regard to the economic system;
- To provide the student with the tools of analysis to enable effective reasoning about economic phenomena and economic problems;
- To instill in the student a critical attitude of thinking in the fields of economic activity;
- To provide a comprehensive program of course work for students desiring to concentrate their studies in the field of economics;
- To offer diversity in subject matter so that a student may specialize in a "career area" related to economics;
- To serve as a center of economic education, guidance and counseling;
- To prepare the student for graduate studies in economics, business or the social sciences;
- To assist other departments and centers in problem-solving activities;
- To stimulate scholarly economic research among students;
- To promote among faculty and students applied research directed toward essential economic issues and problems;
- To create an awareness among students as to the need for and use of research activities as a correlating device between classroom activities and current problems and issues.
College of Business and Technology Graduation Requirements
All students graduating with a degree from the College of Business and Technology must take at least 50% of their major area credit hour requirements from the College of Business and Technology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
All students graduating with a degree from the College of Business and Technology must take a minimum of 30 of their last 36 hours of credit needed for their degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Three Options are available:
- I. Economics Option - Bachelor of Arts Degree
I. Business Economics Comprehensive Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
III. Economics Teaching Subject Endorsement Option - Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree
The minor in Economics is available for students pursuing majors in other disciplines.
The minor in Regional Economics is available for students interested in an integrated, analytical approach to regional economic problems in retail, industrial and agricultural firm location.
Economics participates in the Social Science Teaching Field Endorsement.
Courses with the prefix ECON are offered by the department.
CENTER FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION
Everett Sechtem, Director
- To increase awareness and enhance the quality of economic education in regional elementary and secondary Nebraska schools;
- To promote economic literacy among adult populations in Nebraska;
- To carry out research focused on regional economic issues and problems;
- To provide professional services such as workshops, seminars, and other educational experiences in order to promote economic understanding and professional development of Nebraska citizens.
The Center for Economic Education is affiliated with the University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of Economics and the Joint Council on Economic Education as well as the Developmental Economic Education Program (DEEP) for school systems. For more information contact Dr. Everett Sechtem.