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Economics & Business


Exercise analytical and quantitative skills.

Apply economic theory to illuminate realities of business and public policy.

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Economics & Business Majors

Business Economics Major

Students in this major often join the labor market soon after graduation and enter a variety of business careers; many later pursue MBA, master of finance, master of accountancy etc.

Concentrations: Business Analytics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Health Administration, Sports Management, Financial Advising, International Business

Economics Major

For students interested in graduate study in economics or becoming professional economists; strong mathematics requirement.

Quantitative Economics Major

Strong emphasis on quantitative skill and data analytics; also qualifies as a STEM major (so international students in this major are eligible to apply for 2-year extension to their 1-year Optional Practical Training).

International Political Economics Major

For students interested in an international career such as international business, international development, or global market research; requires courses with international content from various disciplines.

Career Paths

Degrees in Economics & Business can help you pursue many careers. Examples include (but are certainly not limited to): Accounting, Data Analytics, Financial Advising, and Marketing.

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After Beloit

Our alumni lead financially successful and meaningful careers. Read about our Economics & Business alumni and start imagining what you want to do. 

Big ideas, practical applications, and a few gentle nudges
Economics & Business News

Big ideas, practical applications, and a few gentle nudges

Beloit’s student-centric culture, broad liberal arts focus, and strategic nudges from mentors helped Karla Magana Figueroa’13 get the most out of her Beloit education. While everyone may not immediately connect a liberal arts education with a career in corporate America, she’s found it to be a perfect fit for the wide-ranging projects she’s worked on as a consultant, first for IBM, then for Ernst & Young.
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James Wicker’21 during the 2022 Econ Day in Chicago

Baseball, Academics, and the Beloit College Family

James Wicker’21 arrived at Beloit prepared to play baseball and complete a 3-2 program in engineering, but loved the classes and connections he made so much that he decided to stay all four years.

Thanks to mentorship from Brian Morello in the center for entrepreneurship (CELEB), James developed the skills that prepared him for a job at Tailored Alloys, developing rings that hinge to allow for easier removal for those with joint problems.

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Make48 competition searching for thinkers, doers, creators

Make48 is a 48-hour competition where teams are challenged to build a physical prototype, create a sales sheet, produce a 1-minute marketing video and pitch their big idea to a panel of judges. Application deadline is Oct. 3.

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