Economics is the science of choice, and Business Economics majors learn how to weigh the costs and benefits of virtually any decision—especially those in an applied business setting—to help people make better choices. In the Business Economics program at Penn State Behrend, students receive hands-on experience working with real-world data to develop problem-solving skills that businesses need, and for which they are willing to pay.
The Business Economics major at Penn State Behrend is a quantitative-based program that combines study of the key areas of economics with a solid foundation in core business fields such as finance, accounting, marketing, and management.
Business Economics majors can further tailor the major to their interests and goals by concentrating on one of three supporting areas of study: quantitative methods, international studies or a foreign language, or education abroad. The quantitative methods supporting area is designed for students planning to pursue graduate study; the other supporting areas most often are pursued by students interested in international business.