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Why Choose Goddard’s Business Economics Program?

Business economics prepares you for entry-level positions in business, particularly those calling for statistical analysis, research, demand planning and operations.

You'll learn critical thinking skills, making you a highly valued employee.

This degree is regarded by graduate business schools and law schools as excellent preparation for advanced work toward an MBA or a career in corporate law.

What You’ll Learn

You will become skilled in working with data, including:

  • Data organization and maintaining records
  • Tabulating and manipulating data/data analysis
  • Research and analysis, finding and testing relationships
  • Applying statistical methods and testing hypothesis
  • Analyzing new products, industries, regions and business models

You'll also gain knowledge and skills in fundamental areas:

  • Microeconomics and macroeconomics
  • Managerial economics
  • Communication skills, written and oral
  • Understanding and interpreting relationships between economic indicators

What You Can Do

You will enter the job market with the skills to take on a variety of business-related jobs.

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 research analyst: As an operations analyst, you 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 universities and government agencies.

More career options

After completing a comprehensive research project in your final semester, you will have the opportunity to publish your research and present at conferences.

Opportunities to present your research include:


  • Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research 
  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research 
  • WSU's Undergraduate research journal, ERGO

Admission Process

You must be admitted to the Goddard School in order to major in business economics.

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Program Information

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