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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 Business Economics at SU?

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 degree in business economics 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


Business economics majors are prepared to analyze the cause-and-effect relationships affecting the performance of the business enterprise. Investing in your education with us 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
Meet Tatiana - Business Economics Major

Meet Tatiana – Business Economics Major

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

Faculty with Real-World Experience

Our dedicated faculty offers students opportunities to meet outside the classroom and further develop their skills.

We are proud to have had three faculty members from our department receive Fulbright awards in the last three years, which is a strong indication of the quality of our faculty.
Herman Manakyan, Ph.D. Department of Economics and Finance Faculty

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