The Economics minor is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession. The number of students pursuing a minor in business at the University of Nevada, Reno has been climbing rapidly in recent years, and for good reason. More students are realizing that with the option of a business minor, they can major in their principal academic interest, but also import real business knowledge that makes them attractive to employers. Earning a minor business degree also allows the student to stand out and be noticed. For example, a student with a B.S. in Accounting who also earns a minor in Economics not only has real knowledge about accounting practices, but also has a deep understanding of how the economy works.