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Business Economics Major

A more focused version of the economics major, the Business Economics Program at Salisbury University offers a less mathematical, more applied approach to the economics field. A Bachelor of Science in business economics offers students valuable exposure to the central functions of a business, as well as the opportunity to develop analytical skills valued by employers. These skills give a graduate the edge needed to compete successfully for job openings and seek promotion in the real world.

Why Choose a Business Economics Major at Salisbury University?

At SU, business economics majors go beyond the blackboard. Students are expected to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real problems. In their senior year, business economics students fulfill the Applied Business Learning Experience (ABLE) requirement, which can be met with an internship. Internships are normally completed off campus at a variety of business, government or nonprofit organizations, giving students real-world experience to prepare them for jobs upon graduation.

Because their problem-solving skills are useful in all sectors of the economy, students holding a business economics degree face more employment opportunities. Recent job placements testify to the importance of the skills students learn in our program. Our economics graduates have found positions in:

  • Banking and finance at MBNA America Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Companies such as Perdue Farms and Intel
  • Government with Bureau of Labor and Statistics, U. S. Department of Defense and EPA
Meet Tatiana - Business Economics Major

Meet Tatiana – Business Economics Major

An education at SU is a special experience – just ask one of our students.

Careers for Business Economics Majors

What jobs can you get with a business economics major? Students with a business economics degree are prepared to analyze the cause-and-effect relationships affecting the performance of the business enterprise. Investing in your education with SU could ensure a career as one of the following:

  • Business Administrator
  • Credit Analyst
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Financial Examiner
  • Health Care Analytics Specialist
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Statistician

Business Economics Faculty with Real-World Experience

Our dedicated faculty in the Perdue School of Business offers students opportunities to meet outside the classroom and further develop their skills.

Meet Your Business Economics Faculty:
Jonathan Munemo

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Dr. Jonathan Munemo worked as a consultant at the World Bank for several years prior to joining SU. His research addressing COVID-19 vaccination constraints in Africa has been featured in major publications including Finance & Development, the International Monetary Fund’s flagship magazine, read by policy makers, academics, practitioners and other decision makers around the world. He draws on his research to show his students the real-world applications of what they are learning in class – which he hopes will inspire them to change the world for the better.

Learn More About Our Business Economics Program