Business Economics

Business Economics

Economics is the science of choice. 

Business Economics

As a Business Economics major, you’ll learn to weigh the costs and benefits of decisions your organization must make about the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. You’ll do this in a quantitative-based program that combines the study of economics with foundational courses in finance, accounting, marketing, and management. This versatility is what gives economists their valued role on a leadership team.

The decision-making skills that Business Economics majors learn are needed across all sectors and segments of our economy, so you’ll find employment opportunities in government, business, manufacturing, finance, banking, labor organizations, and academia.

Why the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend?

By pursing Penn State Behrend’s B.S. in Business Economics, you’ll be given the ability to tailor your degree to your career interests. One way to do this is through the career tracks available to you within the major:

  • Economics of the Banking and Financial Sector
  • Economics of Data
  • Economics of Globalization

The Economics of the Banking and Financial Sector track provides a solid foundation for careers in the financial sector or banking industry. If you hope to work in the field of data analytics, choose the Economics of Data track. If you’d like to work in an international setting, the Economics of Globalization is the right choice for you.

Regardless of the career track you pick, you’ll have opportunities to do undergraduate research with faculty mentors and get valuable hands-on experience working with the Economic Research Institute of Erie (ERIE). You’ll help gather, analyze, and disseminate the real-world data used to forecast shifts in the regional economy—check out ERIE’s work at

Accreditation Matters

The Black School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the highest standard of achievement and a designation earned by less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide.