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Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Studying Business Economics: The UC Advantage

Trading Room at Utica CollegeUtica College's business economics program gives you a strong foundation in economics as it relates to business management. It provides you with the skills to effectively utilize general economic concepts and principles in day-to-day decision making at a managerial level.  

Part of UC's Business and Economics department, the business economics major offers integrated, hands-on learning across a variety of disciplines within the department, with excellent facilities - including a full-featured trading room - and opportunities for internships.


The business economics major offers two concentrations:
The major is centered around a thorough understanding of economics and is supplemented by courses in:
  • accounting
  • finance
  • management
Managerial economics, research methods in economics, and an internship provide the link between economic theory and business application.

For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

The business economics major prepares you for rewarding careers in:
  • Corporate and organizational management
  • Banking and finance
  • Investment planning 
In addition to providing an especially strong foundation for employment in business, the business economics major is also a good basis for graduate work in business, economics, and law, as well as teaching certification in business or economics.
Graduates of UC's business economics program have taken leadership positions at:
  • ConMed Corporation
  • IHTC International
  • Commonfund
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network