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Business Economics Major

APU’s rigorous business economics major prepares students to make sound business decisions, providing a solid business foundation for in-depth study of advanced economic systems, labor concerns, financial markets, environmental economics, urban and regional economics, and international trade. Students also explore the economics of religion, a Christian’s place in the business world, and the principles of ethical decision making.

The program features business faculty who remain connected to businesses in their areas of expertise and provide internship contacts for students. It also gives students the opportunity to participate in organizations such as Scholars for Business Achievement, which provides students with networking and experience, or Enactus, which allows them to apply their learning to solve real-world business economics problems. Business economics majors leave APU ready to guide their businesses through a complex economic environment.

Students may choose to complete an MBA immediately upon graduation through the Young Executive MBA program or the Millennial MBA program. Both programs are accelerated, intensive, and experience based, allowing the student to complete a master’s degree in one additional year.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a business economics major if you:

  • Enjoy numbers, puzzles, and challenges.
  • Are thorough and detail oriented.
  • Tend to see the connections between ideas and concepts.
  • Like to know how the world works.
  • Want a degree that is broadly applicable to many industries.

Learn more about this major and required courses.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.