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**This program is no longer accepting new students**

Why Choose Saint Rose for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics?

The Business Economics major affords students an opportunity to combine knowledge of the structure and operation of our economy with study of the many functional areas of business.

Students will also gain an awareness and appreciation of the global and technological forces at work shaping the environment in which businesses operate.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the College Fed Challenge at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in New York City, conduct research, present it at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, and publish it at the Journal of Undergraduate Research. They can earn credit while participating in an off-campus internship program and become members of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for economics.

Graduates from the Business Economics major are highly sought after for their unique mix of analytic and applied business skills in addition to being well-suited for successful careers in business.

The Business Economics major is an excellent preparation for graduate studies such as law, business, economics, diplomacy, public administration, labor relations, health care administration, environmental studies, urban planning, and other fields.

Program Highlights

  • Provides a balanced education in both business and economics.
  • Opportunity to participate in College Fed Challenge at FRBNY in New York City.
  • Various options for conducting undergraduate research on campus with Saint Rose faculty or off-campus in a credit-bearing internship at locations around the Capital District.
  • Opportunity to publish research in the Journal of Undergraduate Research and present research at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Beta Omega Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for economics.
  • Eligible for ACBSP Accreditation

Frequently Asked Questions

A bachelor’s degree in business economics will prepare students for a career in finance, such as brokers, insurance underwriters, and bank managers. It can prepare students for analyst roles, such as investment and market analysts.
 
Business economics can also lead to graduate studies in law, business, economics, diplomacy, public administration, labor relations, health care administration, environmental studies, urban planning, and other fields.
 
Additional licensure or certifications may be required and vary by state.

While business economics evolved from traditional economics, the main difference is business economics typically focuses on an individual company or industry.
 
Economics studies the overall complex systems of economics and human behavior through concepts, theories, and models.
 
Business economics discusses how things should be with a focus on profit theory and economics explains things as they are.