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Why Major in Business Economics?

With a bachelor’s degree in business economics, you will understand our national economy and have the critical thinking skills to solve problems in the business world. 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.

$56K
AVERAGE SALARY ECONOMIC
UNDERGRADS IN THE WESTERN US

100%
OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS
RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2016

29:1
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
(0 STUDENT INSTRUCTORS)

50%
OF OUR ECON UNDERGRADS ARE ACCEPTED
TO GRAD SCHOOL AFTER GRADUATION

 

 

BUSINESS ECON CAREERS
 

Environmental Economist Career

 

With specialized knowledge in economic theories, principles, laws and concepts combined with the expertise of business management, business economics majors are sought after for their diverse knowledge base. Here are just a few of the sectors you may find yourself in:

  • Securities analyst
  • Operations research analyst 
  • Government relations advisor
  • Investment analyst
  • Equity trader

Explore Fascinating Business Econ Careers

BUSINESS ECON STUDENTS
 

 

Students that study business administration often have several traits in common.  Many are natural leaders, unafraid to take risks, have a competitive spirit, ability to take initiative and have solid communication skills.   

“When my economics professors say to come get help during office hours, they mean it. They genuinely care about my success.” Steven, Business Economics '18 



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A QUICK LOOK AT THIS MAJOR
  

DEGREE:

Bachelor of Science in
Business Economics

HOURS REQUIRED: 120 total
40 Upper division required
MIN. CUMULATIVE GPA:

C- or higher in Math 1050
C- or higher in ENGL 2010

C-  or higher for all
Business Foundations courses
2.5 cumulative GPA for Business
Foundations courses
2.5 overall university GPA

MINOR: Not required
GRAD MAP: Grad Maps
CATALOG: Business Economics (BS)
GET ADMITTED: Goddard Admissions
ACCREDITED AACSB Accredited

 

YOU'LL TAKE COURSES LIKE THESE:

  • Research Methods (ECON 4980)
  • International Trade (ECON 3110)
  • Labor Economics (ECON 4100)
  • Money and Banking (ECON 3400)

 See full list of course requirements

YOU'LL LEARN SKILLS LIKE THESE:

  • 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 GET THESE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES:

  • Conduct comprehensive research with direct faculty interaction
  • Opportunities to publish and present your work at conferences like:
    • Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research
    • National Conference on Undergraduate Research

 

OUR BUSINESS ECONOMICS MAJORS ARE WORKING FOR THESE COMPANIES (AND MORE)

 

USAF  Maverik  Goldman Sachs  State Farm  Amer Sports  Marketstar  Intermountain Healthcare