Business Economics Major​

Embrace your inner analyst.

Do cycles, trends and forecasting, and economics theory excite you? Turns out, it's quite hip—and lucrative—to put your analytical skills to work, especially in the finance world. As a business economics major, you can prepare for a thrilling career as an analyst in investment banking, government and even public policy.

As you deepen your understanding of how management and government policies such as taxes, subsidies, tariffs and quotas affect economic growth and unemployment, you'll also study a variety of business topics including organizational behavior and business law. And you'll learn all this from faculty who've worked everywhere from the Federal Reserve to multinational corporations.

To further your learning, we offer courses like Business Cycles and Forecasting, where you'll work with other students to collect real-world business and economic data to create forecasting models. We've seen students predict the future path of stock prices, new home construction and even craft beer sales. (See? Economists have fun, too.)  Learn more about our business economics major through our Twitter feed and our LinkedIn group, or the Econ Council website

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Students in classroom working Get your economics know-how here. USA Today ranks our undergraduate program 14th for macroeconomics and 12th for microeconomics.
Student at career fair talking to representative Highly paid, highly respected. Popular career tracks for business economics majors include investment banking analysts and financial analysts. And according to PayScale, they're some of the highest paid.
Student with headphones, studying We'll help you drill deeper. As a business economics major, we'll help you polish your technical skills and analytical abilities so you can hit the ground running in consulting, forecasting or analysis.