School of Business
A student pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration degree can choose to major in economics. Economics studies how markets allocate resources to promote our personal and collective well-being. It helps students develop a framework for understanding how events affect different markets for goods and services and how the aggregate functioning of the markets determine output, employment and prices. Students are also able to evaluate government policies designed to stabilize the economy, redistribute income, regulate industries and foster international trade.
Economics majors are encouraged to join both Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society in economics, and the Economics, Finance and International Business Club. Both sponsor a variety of professional and social activities which allow students to enhance their out-of-classroom experience, develop a sense of professional common bond and group support among themselves and create a network with off-campus professionals.
All majors are encouraged to do an internship in the summer semester between their junior and senior year. Students may seek placements in their individual area of interest. Internships are available in the areas of banking, insurance, financial advising, financial services, and manufacturing and government. In today’s market, employers often offer internships to attract qualified students to their firms.
Economics offers a broader view of the economy than other business related majors. The emphasis is on developing critical thinking and problem solving skills. Graduates are well prepared for careers in the public and private sector and receive an excellent background for furthering their education at graduate or professional schools.