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Business Economics (B.S.B.A.)

Scarcity and Limitation. Supply and Demand. Risks and Rewards.

Business economics is the study of the choices we make when faced with limited resources. It involves analyzing decisions made by firms and individuals, as well as government policy decisions dealing with unemployment, inflation, international trade, income distribution, government regulation, and money and banking systems.

As you study business economics, you will develop a strong foundation through core business courses such as accounting, business ethics, decision sciences, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and operations management. Additional coursework provides an integrated, multifaceted approach to the career world.

To learn more about the available business economics courses and to view a sample plan of study, please reference our Academic Catalog.

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A High-Quality Education

  • Real-World Experience
  • Career Preparation
  • Study Abroad and Global Learning
  • Practical Learning

    Business economics majors have a variety of opportunities to gain real-world experience and enrich their classroom instruction. Students hone their skills and gain applied knowledge through internships and co-ops. Networking opportunities allow students to make connections and learn more about their future career. And through UD2NYC, students travel to New York City to visit corporations and major financial institutions, and explore career possibilities.

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    On the Road to Success

    When graduation arrives, you'll find you're not entering the real world for the first time. With your strong academic foundation and practical education, you'll already be a part of it, fully prepared for your career and future life. Business economics offers exceptional preparation for many careers, and our graduates are in high demand.

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    Step out of the Classroom. And Head to, Say, Shanghai.

    Technology has made our world increasingly more connected, and the economy has become more global than any time in history. To give our students a leg up prior to graduation, we offer several study abroad programs, including a full slate of summer study programs.

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    Double Major

    Choose a second or even third major! You can personalize your academic path to support your goals and interests. You may choose more than one business major or even a business major with a complementary non-business major, as long as you meet the specific requirements to enter the major.


    To really excel as a business professional, you’ll need to gain additional business wisdom outside the classroom. That's where BWISE comes in.


    Minors allow you to tailor your academic path to support your unique interests and goals. We offer a variety of minors from virtually all areas of business that are available to any University of Dayton undergraduate student. School of Business Administration students also may elect to choose a non-business minor.

    Bachelor's Plus Master's

    The University of Dayton Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) Program encourages high-performing UD undergraduate students to continue their studies and complete a Master's Degree at UD.

    Career Outcomes

    At our School of Business Administration, you will have the opportunity to combine the classroom and business world together in a way that allows you to further sharpen your skills. It’s a key reason why employers love hiring our students—they can hit the ground running.

    Academic and Career Advising

    Want to pursue a double major or a minor? To use your business skills for humanitarian purposes? To gain real-world experience through an internship or cooperative education? Your dedicated success adviser will help you develop - and complete - your plan.


    Department of Economics and Finance

    Miriam Hall, Room 510
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2251

    AACSB Accredited

    Our accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.