Beginning next fall, Suffolk University will offer a new major in Business Economics for BSBA students.

This new major is an opportunity to gain a diverse business education, while taking a close look at what makes the economy move. Broad in scope, economics explains how people, businesses, governments, and organizations allocate limited resources. Understanding economics can also help you develop solutions for many social problems, such as unemployment, inflation, poverty, racial inequality, and poor access to healthcare.

As a Business Economics major, you’ll refine the critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and communication skills that employers want, allowing you to enter many different fields, such as banking, insurance, management, and government. As a senior, you’ll spend a semester writing and publicly defending your research paper—a demanding exercise that builds important skills in research, writing, and expression.

Why Economics in the Business School?

  • You combine the strengths of the economics major with a business core
  • You take Managerial Economics instead of Intermediate Microeconomics, which emphasizes business-related examples and cases
  • You can supplement classroom learning with an internship
  • Economics plays a key role in national policy and global business
  • It pairs well with a minor in Finance, Business Analytics, or Global Business

Career Outlook

Economics is a well-paying profession, and as economic issues continue to resonate on a global scale, the demand for experts in the field will only increase. Firms in all areas of business depend on economic forecasts to understand and adapt to a constantly changing marketplace.

You’ll find Suffolk alumni working in a wide range of industries, including consulting firms, government agencies, nonprofits, and financial institutions.

Recent Job Placements Include

  • BDO Seidman
  • Boston Capital
  • Charles River Associates
  • Nexus Associates
  • Sovereign Bank