Program style: hands-on, traditional lecture, and individualized instruction
What will I study?
The Business Economics major gives you a solid understanding of today’s global business environment. It combines in-depth study of economic theory with business applications. You will acquire the analytical and problem solving skills needed to investigate and critically evaluate economic trends and business conditions. The program enables you to understand market forces and their interplay with government policies and business decisions.
Interesting classes you might take:
- Global Financial Markets and Institutions
- Game Theory
- Econometrics and Econometric Forecasting
- International Economics
- European Economic Development
- Public Finance
Why choose Business Economics at SHU?
Our program is designed to prepare you to succeed in business and government careers, graduate schools, law schools as well as to become better-informed and productive citizen. All courses are taught by prominent faculty who are internationally recognized scholars and experts. As a contribution to your marketability in today’s job market, our program integrates theory and practice. We provide the course work, knowledge, networking, tools and internships to help you pursue a wide-range of business careers. Our interns and graduates are consistently cited for their strong preparation, knowledge, technical skills and ability to work effectively in teams.
The Business Economics program will enable you to:
Interpret current issues confronting society (e.g., deficits, inflation, unemployment, poverty, financial crises) as well as individuals (e.g., wages, cost of living, taxes)
Understand how the legal, regulatory and ethical environments affect business decision making
Develop knowledge and problem solving capabilities for business applications
Learn up-to-date analytical and forecasting techniques
Conduct research in economics and finance
Effectively use technology for economic applications
Will I have internship opportunities?
Yes, internships are required of all business economics majors and are widely available. The SHU WCOB internship is unique in its focus on development and enhancement of job search, interviewing and career assessment skills as well as experience in the field. The internship experience is recorded and assessed using a portfolio approach. At the conclusion of the internship, you will re-evaluate skills, career goals and career development needs in light of the experience.
Companies our students typically intern and/or find employment with:
- General Electric Corp. and GE Capital
- People’s United Bank
- Bank of America
- The World Bank
- EuroPacific Capital
- US Trust
- Blum Shapiro
- PriceWaterhouse Coopers
Are there special admission requirements?
No, we have an open admission policy. Incoming first-year students and transfer students may declare the Business Economics major when you apply for admission to Sacred Heart University.
What are my career opportunities with a Business Economics degree?
Here are just a few of the careers you may pursue with this degree:
- Business leader
- Government official
- Business analyst and/or forecaster
- Financial/investment analyst
You may also choose to pursue a graduate level education. Among others, our students have been admitted to:
- George Washington University Law School
- Suffolk Law School
- University of Connecticut PhD Program in Economics
- Fordham University PhD Program in Economics
Employment Resources & Websites:
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook – information about salaries and what economists do
- National Association of Colleges and Employers – starting salary information
- Famous people who have majored in Economics