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Business Economics 

At UW-Eau Claire 

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The Business Economics program will provide you with the general business knowledge you need in order to compete in today’s job market with the knowledge and understanding of the economics of our society. If you want a wide range of career options in economics and want to start a career in business immediately after graduation, then this program might be the right fit for you!

Competitive Accreditation

Our business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This mark of quality is achieved by fewer than 5 percent of all business schools in the world.

Faculty make the difference

Through our faculty/student collaborative research program, students can participate in fascinating research projects while working one-on-one with professors in their field and gain in-depth knowledge for their careers or graduate school. Students have access to other Chippewa Valley Center for Economic Research and Development, which sponsors student and faculty research on the regional economy. Our outstanding economics faculty are proud of the individual attention they give their students. You'll learn in small class settings and get lots of one-on-one attention.

Added value

Students can add value to their degrees by earning certificates in Communication, Leadership and Technology, making them more marketable job candidates. Through our international business education program, students can study business and economics in eight different countries.

Cap it off

Seniors conduct a capstone project that is a culmination of their experience. Recently students have worked in teams to study the economics of global warming, regional economic trends, and public health initiatives. Students who plan to pursue graduate work in economics have completed capstone projects in mathematical economics, and international students have studied economic policy issues in their home countries. Other students with a deep interest in finance have explored the economics of derivatives markets or foreign exchange markets.

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Business Economics
A business economics degree is a comprehensive major in economics consisting of the Basic Business Core in the College of Business plus additional economics courses. Completion of this major results in a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. It is recommended for students who want a wide range of career options and want to start a career in business immediately after graduation. This degree requires no minor.


Certificate programs offer an opportunity for an individual to earn college credit and advance towards credential that certifies a significant level of achievement within a prescribed area. Specific certificates and their requirements are listed within their applicable department or college.


Special admission requirements

You must be formally admitted to the College of Business before you can take junior and senior level management and business courses. Most students apply for admission at the end of their sophomore year. Check the College of Business admission requirements.

Specific certificates and their requirements are listed within their applicable department or college.
— International Business
— Leadership Studies
— Advanced Business
— Certificate in
     Information Technology
— Sales Certificate

Suggested freshman curriculum

- University Writing
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- Principles of

  Microeconomics and
- Principles of Accounting
- Foreign language and/or
- Introduction to Psychology or
- Physical Education/Wellness
- General electives
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Our graduates

Business economists work in finance, manufacturing, mining, transportation communications, banking, insurance, retailing, investment and other types of organizations. They also work in trade associations and consulting organizations.
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Places you’ll find recent graduates:

- Credit Risk Manager, The
  Swiss Colony, Monroe, WI
- Corporate Bond
  Piper Jaffray,
  Minneapolis, MN
- Technology Analyst,
  Andersen Consulting,
  Minneapolis, MN
- Policy Analyst, Wisconsin
  Department of Workforce
- President, Northwestern
  Bank, Chippewa Falls, WI

Department contact information

Wayne Carroll
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