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Understand the Forces Driving Global Change

An economics degree combines your passion for data and business


Offered by: Accounting, Economics and Finance

Slippery Rock University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Economics degree builds students’ understanding of the events, policies, and emerging markets that impact our global economy. Our accredited BSBA in economics has a strong emphasis on quantitative data analysis. The economics major is part of the SRU School of Business; having a business core alongside the economics coursework enhances students’ overall understanding of markets and commerce.  

SRU’s Economics major supports students pursuing a career or graduate studies in business, law, or economic policy. A background in economics develops strong analytical skills that are also valuable for a variety of career paths.

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Why major in Economics?

This economics major is an excellent program for students who want to explore business topics alongside economics and data analysis coursework. A minor or a double major in Finance can be easily incorporated into a plan of study. Our dedicated full-time faculty and smaller class sizes foster rigorous instruction and personalized interactions. Students are encouraged to join Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honors society, as well as student organizations like Finance and Economics Club or Investment Club. These groups sponsor events that allow students to network with professionals in their field and build camaraderie in their major.

What Will You Learn?

As an Economics major, you will study how markets allocate resources and how those markets are influenced by government policy and global events. You will delve into the social forces that mold economics and the data that measures them. Throughout the program, you will build: 

  • Strong quantitative analysis skills 
  • Critical thinking and knowledge about complex economics issues 
  • An understanding of how different economics function and why they do so 

In addition to the economics coursework, you will complete general liberal arts requirements to foster a well-rounded perspective on the world. Our economics and business faculty have diverse experiences and research interests which they share through fascinating course offerings including Issues of Global Business, Economics of Sustainable Development, and Labor Economics.

Careers In Economics

An Economics degree provides a solid foundation for many business-related paths. Majors are encouraged to complete an internship between their junior and senior years at SRU to be well-prepared for future jobs and firm recruiting. The SRU Accounting, Economics, and Finance Advisory Board is made up of local industry leaders and distinguished alumni who serve as a network for students’ professional development, and they also recommend curriculum modifications for the Slippery Rock School of Business based on their expertise. 

The multitude of fields that economics majors have found success in include: 

  • Law and government policy analysis 
  • International relations 
  • Banking and financial services 
  • Market Research 
  • Economic consulting 
  • Compensation and benefit management 
  • Actuarial science 

SRU alumni have made notable contributions to the field of business and economics, creating a strong alumni network across Pennsylvania and the United States. Additionally, the economic and data analytics knowledge gained through this major equips students for careers in similar fields including healthcare management, manufacturing operations, or statistics/data analytics. Majoring in economics gives our business students a future full of opportunities.

Earn your BSBA degree with an Economics major at SRU!

Slippery Rock University’s Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree with an Economics major prepares students for careers in a variety of industries. Interested in learning more? Request more information today!