Why earn a degree business economics at UND?

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Dec. 15
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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 Economics 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.

AACSB Accreditation


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.

Business Economics at UND

  • 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.

Careers in Business Economics


Nistler CoBPA grads who are in jobs or pursuing further education



Median salary for economists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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
  • Forecaster
  • Market research analyst
  • Policy analyst/consultant

Skill You'll Earn in Business Economics

A Business Economics degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Statements

Where Business Economics Alumni Work

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

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Ready to Lead

In the classroom or in the field, UND business students are ready to change the world.