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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 
  • Evaluate the impact of variables in the marketplace and identify patterns and trends

Top Employers

  • Amazon
  • Cardinal Health
  • Cincinnati Financial
  • Deloitte
  • Epic
  • EY
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Nielsen
  • Vantiv

Career Opportunities

  • Business Analyst
  • Claims Manager
  • Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Graduate School
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Manager
  • Performance Analyst