Business Economics Major and Career Info

The Business Economics major is for students who want to understand decision-making and problem solving in the context of business and social environments.  The major fosters an understanding of the objectives and functions of a private enterprise economy and applies these principles to business and social problems.

Economics provides a unified framework to think about choices in many contexts, the consequences of these choices, and the ability of leaders to implement them. Business Economics majors acquire a key piece of intellectual capital: a well-honed skill for critical thinking, especially with regard to problems that involve data and quantitative methods.


Skills

  • Analyze human interactions 
  • Understand and apply economic models and concepts 
  • Solve complex problems through analysis and critical thinking 
  • Make arguments and decisions based on quantitative data 
  • Effectively examine, analyze, and interpret data 
  • Develop understanding of business core competencies that are applicable to various fields 

Top Employers

  • Aerotek
  • Aetna
  • BDO
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • Insight2Profit
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • KeyBank
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Quantum Dynamics

Career Opportunities

  • Analyst
  • Assistant General Manager
  • Associate Banker
  • Business Analyst
  • Digital Marketing Analyst
  • Executive Development Program
  • Financial Institute Specialist
  • Global Military Sales Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • RISC FLDP
  • Risk Analyst
  • Risk Assurance Associate
  • Strategy and Operations Business Analyst

A Word From Former Students

“I chose economics as my major because I love how the models can apply to everything in life from small daily decisions to understanding the global economy. The major really challenged me to think critically about problems and how to optimize outcomes given restraints. In my job today as an analyst at McKinsey, this thinking is used every day to bring unique insights to banks.”

– Jackie C. ’17, Analyst

“I chose economics for my major due to its diverse nature. To understand any part of business, it’s important to understand how the economy has evolved, the various cycles it goes through and why we see various countries operating in different ways. It encompasses a high level view, as well as a narrow detailed view into the economy. Majoring in economics will help me with my career path in consulting due to being able to provide insight on the general economy and how it is relevant to each specific industry and business that I come into contact with.”

– Samantha Y. ‘19, Analyst