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Business Economics, B.S.

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS3161
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3161
Phone: (208) 885-6478
Toll free: (800) 960-3033

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Economics reaches across all areas of business. Through our nationally recognized Integrated Business Curriculum, students gain valuable practical experience and a broad knowledge in economics as well as management, operations, finance and other business functions. In the Economics program, learn how consumer decisions about the use of resources, such as time and money, affect global business. Explore different types of economic systems and study economic drivers. 

Fast Facts

  • Many opportunities to be participate hands-on learning programs.
  • Collaborate with other students, receive personal mentorship from top business faculty and network with practicing professionals.
  • This degree program is offered through the AACSB accredited College of Business and Economics .
  • Credit analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Industrial market analyst
  • Loan officer
  • Market analyst
  • Bond trader
  • Economic analyst
  • General manager
  • Insurance agent
  • Purchasing analyst
  • Budget analyst
  • Environmental planner
  • Import/export agent
  • Investment broker
  • Management consultant
  • Politician
  • Government official
  • Real estate appraiser


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement With a background in business economics, your career options are unlimited. Graduates are prepared to pursue opportunities in business, government, public administration, law, education, journalism, foreign service, consulting and politics. Many of our nation’s top executives and politicians hold degrees in economics. The degree is also excellent preparation for law school or graduate school in many disciplines.
Degree Roadmap A B.S. Business in Economics has two options, this degree offers you an even more enhanced and customizable experience in the following areas:
Scholarships The College of Business and Economics has many scholarship opportunities for their students.  Learn more about the scholarship opportunities.  
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Hands-On Learning Students will have hands-on experiential learning opportunities to ensure your readiness for the real business world. These interactive programs give you practical experience and business know-how that will set you apart. Our signature programs include:
  • Economics Club: Learn more about the major by attending the club’s regular meetings throughout the year. The club coordinates guest speakers who are practicing economics in a variety of careers.
  • International Economics Honor Society: The Economics Club sponsors a chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honors society in economics. To be eligible for membership, you must have at least 12 credits in economics courses with a 3.0 grade point average in these courses.
Internships Nearly half of CBE students gain relevant experience by completing an internship.  Find out more about CBE internship opportunities.