Nicole Klein, Associate Director
Ness School of Management and Economics
Harding Hall 100
The major in Business Economics combines the analytical rigor of an economics degree with the practical skills of a management degree. Students can tailor the program to their interests by choosing from a variety of electives in areas such as accounting, business law, decision science, entrepreneurship, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Career opportunities for Business Economics majors include management, finance, banking, sales, real estate, and marketing. The Business Economics major also serves to prepare students for graduate work in law, economics, and business.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Be able to use analytical methods to make effective decisions.
- Be able to communicate effectively.
- Be able to evaluate matters of ethics in the profession and the culture more broadly.
- Have the requisite body of knowledge in management and economics.
Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in CSC /MGMT 325 - Management Information Systems (COM) , FIN 310 - Business Finance (COM) , HRM 460 - Human Resource Management (COM) , and MGMT 360 - Organization and Management (COM) .
If a student chooses to double major in two majors offered through the Ness School of Management and Economics (Economics, Agricultural Business, Business Economics and Entrepreneurial Studies), the second major needs to have at least 18 credits that are distinct from the first major.
Course Delivery Format
The program offers courses on campus, with limited online coursework, usually during the summer.