The BS in Business Economics offers insight into applications of economics to real-world problems provides students with an understanding of the theoretical approach of economics, and takes a practical approach in preparing graduates for employment in a changing global and technologically oriented marketplace. It prepares students for employment in a variety of fields, particularly banking, planning, government, finance, management, and teaching, or for further education in graduate economics, business, or other professional schools.
Economics is one of the fastest growing majors in America, with employment opportunities in both business, and the public sector. Economics is always listed among the most highly paid undergraduate degrees. It is also, one of the best preparations for further study. The analytical skills and method of reasoning one hones as an Economics major are essential for success in almost any kind of activity. If law school is in your future, economics majors consistently score the highest of any major on the LSAT exams. If you want to earn an MBA one day, an undergraduate economics major gives one a competitive advantage over other majors because a sizeable portion of many MBA programs’ content is based on economics.
Students can expect engrossing debates in a friendly atmosphere and lively lectures by knowledgeable faculty who will challenge students to think critically, and grow academically and professionally, in order to meet the career opportunities of the 21st century.
The faculty of the department includes nationally and internationally recognized scholars, who are also engaging teachers, whether in the classroom or online. Their scholarship is evidenced by their numerous books, monographs, and articles published in journals, newspapers, and periodicals intended for general audiences. The department’s faculty members also present their research at international, national and regional conferences.
Students who choose to major or minor in any of the department’s academic disciplines have an opportunity to gain practical, resume-building experience through participation in the award-winning Model United Nations team, as well as internships in museums, historical societies, archives, government agencies, and think tanks.
Some recent student internship experiences have included:
- The United Nations
- The International Refugee Rights Initiative
- The www.howgreenismytown.org project
- The Washington Center for Academic Internships and Seminars
- American Civil Liberties Union
- New York Immigration Coalition
- International Center for Transitional Justice
Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in fields including, but not limited to:
- Federal, state, and local governments
- Advanced education in government and public administration
- Political campaigns
- Public and private interest groups
- Foundations and intellectual or benevolent institutions
- Careers in business, especially with corporations that do business internationally
- Law enforcement agencies and other criminal justice organizations
- Military service
- Law school
- Public service, nonprofit administration and work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
- In addition, many of our graduates have gone on to graduate or law school, careers in higher education, education, nonprofit organizations, law, government agencies, multi-national corporations and financial institutions.