Business Economics

Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.)

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Earn Your Degree in Business Economics at UW

Navigating business challenges requires an understanding of sustainable practices. A Business Economics degree from UW adds a level of economic analysis to this understanding that elevates your perspective, empowering you to apply the science of efficient allocation.  

Business Economics majors benefit from a crossover experience rooted in our Common Body of Knowledge curriculum with specialized economics courses.

Program Details

Program Requirements

Curriculum & Courses

What is Business Economics?

The study of economics focuses on the components and functions that influence marketplaces and economies as a whole. Business Economics applies the study of microeconomics, macroeconomics, the effects of individual decisions, to the context of a corporation or smaller-sized business.

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The College of Business offers a comprehensive range of courses designed to provide its majors with a solid foundation in key principles, practices and technical competencies essential for a comprehensive and exceptional business education. Students within this college will be exposed to a core curriculum that encompasses a set of essential courses. These courses include FIN 3250, MGT 1040, DSCI 3210, IMGT 1400, MGT 3210, 4800, MKT 3210, ECON 1010, ECON 1020, ACCT 2010 and ACCT 2020, ensuring a well-rounded and high-quality educational experience.


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What can you do with a B.S. in Business Economics?

A business economics degree features specialized skills necessary to excel in several business-related fields. Students pursuing careers in business or graduate school benefit from having background knowledge in business economics. 

Business Economics Careers

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Data Analyst
  • Finance Manager
  • Legislator
  • Credit Analyst
  • Policy Advisor
  • Financial Risk Specialists
  • Management Analysts
  • Postsecondary Economics Teachers


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Here are just a few places Business Economics UW alumni have made a difference:

  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Arjo
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Fillmore Capital Partners, LLC
  • University of Wyoming
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Business Economics Program Highlights

Since 1899, the College of Business has consistently offered a rigorous degree experience in a challenging environment that equips graduates for their chosen careers in business. As an extension of the College of Business, the business economics program is no different. Below are some notable highlights that make this program unique.


Research Opportunities

Students are encouraged to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research in Economics (SURE) program. This is an opportunity to research alongside faculty and gain hands-on experience in the field.

Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Business awards over $500,000 in scholarships annually. Business economics majors are eligible to apply for all scholarships offered by the College of Business and are encouraged to do so. 

From day one, I loved my economics courses. The professor used real-world examples and pop culture for references and by the end of the semester, I knew I was going to add economics as a major.

- CJ
College of Business, Economics Major

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