Business Economics

Center for Business and Economics
Read our  feature article in the Spring 2017 Issue of Allegheny Magazine

Business Economics is the field that has emerged at the intersection between traditional economics and business.

To recognize this area of specialization, the Economics department offers a Business Economics track to introduce students to a new understanding of how business organizations and managed institutions succeed within their competitive environments as well as the roles business executives play in fostering success.

This track is an especially appropriate preparation for a career in business management or related fields (e.g., law, public policy, or entrepreneurship) or for graduate education in these areas. Through case studies, internships, and interactions with practicing managers, students learn how economic theory and quantitative methods can be used to solve managerial and business problems.

The Business Economics curriculum introduces students to the problems and possibilities of business decision making in the historical, institutional, and global contexts in which managers work. This higher level capability, not just specific skills for different parts of the corporate structure, is what top managers say they value most and what our liberal arts approach can best provide. Students learn to apply the tools of finance, accounting, statistics, and technology management to the complexities and ambiguities of real strategic management problems.

Coursework in this track covers theories and applications of business, entrepreneurship, finance, management and related fields. Through business case studies, internships, experiential learning opportunities, mentoring and interactions with practicing executives, students learn how economic theory and quantitative methods are used to solve business and managerial problems.

Course Information

Visit Economics Major: Business Track for course information on Business Economics