Business Economics (B.B.A.)
Combine ground-level business savvy with an understanding of the economy from 30,000 feet.
Grads of UND's Business Economics program are adept at both the day-to-day tasks of operating a business and knowing how real-world economic conditions are likely to affect it. By blending economics with entrepreneurship, you'll have the skills to gather and analyze data as you solve real-world problems affecting companies, governments and non-profit organizations.
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- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
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Why Study Business Economics at UND?
Data, and knowing how to analyze it, is a critical part of economics. In the world of business, though, analysis goes only so far — you need to be as adept at finding solutions as identifying issues. The Business Economics program integrates economics with courses in marketing, management, accounting, finance and quantitative analysis. And you'll have the chance to gain hands-on experience through internships, our student-run investment fund and the chance to participate in research at our Bureau of Business & Economic Research. By the time you graduate, you'll have built a foundation that will help you make sensible policy recommendations whether you work in business or government.
Accelerated Degree Program
Interested in earning a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years? Consider the Accelerated Economics (B.A./M.S.) degree program which focuses on material from both the Business Economics (B.B.A.) program and our nationally ranked M.S. in Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics graduate degree program.
This program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.
Ready to Lead
In the classroom or in the field, UND students are ready to change the world.
Economics majors are primed to excel at the next level: On average, they score higher than any other business major on LSAT scores and other professional and graduate exams.
Hear leading economists discuss insights on emerging issues at the annual Korus Seminar Series in Economics & Finance.
Network and meet other influencers when you participate in any of our 25 student-run professional clubs and organizations.
A combined degree option is available in which outstanding undergraduates can combine a UND bachelor's degree with a Master of Science in Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics.
Be part of the largest business school in North Dakota, and one of the top 5 percent in the world.
A degree in American Indian Studies prepares you for any career that relies on strong communication skills and the ability to appreciate diverse cultural values and perspectives. Many of our students pair a major or minor in American Indian Studies with majors in the social and physical sciences.
Graduates of UND's Business Economics program are sought after by some of the nation's leading accounting, investment and banking firms. Possible career paths include:
- Economic analyst
- Economic/business consultant
- Financial analyst
- Market research analyst
- Policy analyst/consultant
When You Earn a degree in Business Economics
A Business Economics degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
- Strategic Planning
- Business Analysis
- Financial Analysis
- Financial Statements
UND Business Economics Alumni
Business Economics alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
- Wells Fargo & Company
- ADI Builders, LLC
- Aafedt, Forde, Gray & Monson
- Alarm.com, Inc.
- Alerus Financial Corporation