Majors and Minors

Business Economics

The Business Economics program is designed for students interested in the application of advanced economics analysis, principles and thinking to the management and operation of business organizations and governmental or quasi-public institutions. The curriculum affords an opportunity to couple knowledge of the structure and operation of our economy with the decision theory and problem-solving approach used in modern business administration.


The Business Economics Major within the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program prepares students with a broad foundation of business knowledge, management skills and proficiency in economic analysis for professional careers in the fields of manufacturing, mining, transportation, communications, banking, insurance, retailing and investment, as well as in governmental agencies, trade associations and consulting firms. According to the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), business economists are also increasingly employed to collaborate with other professionals—including lawyers, accountants, treasurers and engineers—to solve complex business problems. Growth in this field can be attributed to the need of organizations to more fully analyze and interpret the business cycle, government policies and international factors. Business economists are prized for their understanding of matters related to consumer demand, pricing, costing and competitive dynamics.


Click here to see the current academic year's Undergraduate Catalog requirements for the Business Economics major .

NOTE: For official requirements, determine your catalog rights, and go to the undergraduate catalog that matches those rights. (The following requirements are ONLY for students whose FIRST semester at CSU is Fall 2011 or Spring 2012. For students who started BEFORE the 2011-2012 school year AND who have been enrolled during at least one of the past three semesters, including summer, please see your undergraduate catalog).

For more information, contact:
Department of Economics
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, RT1715
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Phone: 216.687.4520