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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.

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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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    Opportunities and Activities

    Get more than your foot in the door — get ready for success. Through our opportunities like the Stock Pitch Competition, Professional Speaker Day and the international honor society for economics, you'll gain valuable business insights, experience the spirit of service and develop priceless personal connections.

    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.


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

    Centers of Excellence

    Whether you want to perfect your pitch, manage $47.9 million of the University's endowment, consult for nonprofits or be an angel investor, our Centers can help.


    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.