Business Economics Major and Career Info

 Group photo of Economics department, fall 2019
George Davis teaches Economics 301
Mark Tremblay writing on a whiteboard
A description of the upcoming class on a laptop screen
 Students sit in Taylor Auditorium for a class
Students staff a Women in Economics table at Meet the B-Orgs

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.


  • 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

  • 84.51
  • Bank of America
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • FIS
  • Insight2Profit
  • Nielsen
  • PwC
  • Textron

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
  • Risk Analyst
  • Risk Assurance Associate
  • Strategy and Operations Business Analyst