Career Options

Here are some of the jobs available to business economics majors:

  • Securities analyst: Conduct research on organization within a specific industry in order to make recommendations regarding investment strategy.
  • Operations analyst: Accomplish business objectives by identifying and solving customer information and processing problems.
  • Survey researcher: Design surveys and analyze data, typically in research firms, nonprofits, corporations, colleges and government agencies.
  • Store manager: Serve customers, supervise staff, track budgets, conduct market research and strategic planning.
  • Research associate: Assist in carrying out a particular research agenda by collecting and analyzing data and preparing reports.
  • Management consultant: Help organizations solve issues, create value, maximize growth and improve business performance.
  • Trust officer: Administer professional services on fiduciary accounts and ensure compliance with all banking regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Management trainee: Work alongside managers and complete your delegated responsibilities and duties with the goal of eventually becoming a manager.
  • Equity trader: Apply financial expertise and securities exchange knowledge to invest in stocks, preferred stocks and other equity-related products on financial markets.
  • Hedge fund administrator: Create and Administer investment portfolios to guard against losses for organizations and individuals.
  • Economic analyst: Conduct research, prepare reports or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy.
  • Cost estimator: Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects or services to aid management in bidding on or determining the price of product or service.
  • Investment banker: Provide a range of financial services to companies, institutions and governments.
  • Asset manager: Assist in all aspects of the administrative, financial, capital and operations of the assigned portfolio.
  • Financial advisor: Provide clients with specialist advice on how to manage their money.
  • Government relations advisor: Facilitate working relationships and strategic outreach with government officers, elected officials and relevant stakeholders.

Career information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2022