Learning the science of money and what it can do is at the core of the business economics major at UND. This program, as part of the accredited College of Business & Public Administration, is an effective blend of economics and entrepreneurship that will help put you at the forefront of economic progress.
As a business economics student, you’ll become a critical thinker who is capable of engaging in discussions of real world problems at various levels. You’ll use data collection and analysis and convert those results into sensible, clear recommendations about business decisions or government policies.
With the help of an academic advisor, you’ll develop a plan of study that will help you to reach your educational and career goals. Some classes you’ll take are:
- Applied Economic Analysis
- Demographic Methods for Economics
- Elements of Economics
- Global Economic Development
- International Economics
- Labor Economics and Labor Relations
- Money and Banking
- Public Finance
At UND, it’s not just what you do in the classroom that counts. By taking advantage of on-campus resources, you can enhance your understanding of course material while simultaneously gaining professional business experience.
Within the College of Business & Public Administration, there are a large number of internships and experiential learning opportunities. By completing one or more of these experiences, you’ll gain valuable insight into the business world. Some opportunities include:
- Center for Innovation
- Classroom/Interactive Projects
- Dakota Venture Group
- Education Abroad
- Executives in the Classroom
- Small Business Development Center
Clubs and Organizations
The College of Business & Public Administration prides itself on offering a great number of opportunities for involvement to students. Some organizations or clubs include:
Economics majors, on average, score higher than any other business major on LSAT scores and other professional and graduate programs, and employers take notice. The College of Business & Public Administration has a 97% job placement rate, and graduates are routinely placed in the largest and most successful accounting, investment and banking firms in the nation.
Careers you can pursue with a Business Economics major include:
- Economic analyst
- Economic/business consultant
- Financial analyst
- Market research analyst
- Policy analyst/consultant
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