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

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Aerotek
  • Cigna Insurance
  • Federal Reserve
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Keybank
  • Quicken Loans
  • Textron Systems
  • Worldpay (formerly Vantiv)

Career Opportunities

  • Analyst
  • Client Service Associate
  • Consumer Lending Product Consultant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Operations and Leadership Program Associate
  • Real Estate Capital Analyst
  • Transfer PricingStaff
  • Underwriting Assistant
  • Wealth Management Analyst