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Business Economics

Bachelor of Science in Business


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus
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Evaluate the Global Economy

As an economist, you’ll learn how to use economic analysis as a major tool in reaching independent, well-considered judgments. Develop an understanding of a private enterprise economy, economic analysis, and economic principles of business administration. Our curriculum is for students interested in economics with a broad background in business.

Contact Info

Steve Elliott, Ph.D.

Chief Departmental Advisor

Department of Economics Farmer School of Business 2054, 800 E. High Street, Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

All economics programs require at least 30 hours of economics, which cover principles and advanced microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. In addition, business economics requires business core courses that prepare you to help firms and organizations understand and adapt to a changing economic environment. This major also prepares you for graduate study in economics, law school, MBA programs, and public policy programs, as well as for business careers in financial service industries and similar positions.

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Economics majors are prepared to play significant roles in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, banking and investment, retailing, and consulting. Economics majors interested in the impact of changes in public policy are employed by government and nonprofit agencies such as the Federal Reserve banks, while those interested in applying economic concepts to private sector issues often work for consulting firms.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 89% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 15th Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 98% of 2020-2021 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2021

    Miami University Data


  • As an undergraduate, Josh combined his interests in chemical engineering, biology, business, and music with extracurriculars like Glee Club and founding his own tutoring business. Those skills elevate his current role.

    Josh Bornstein '18
    Valuation Associate, KPMG

Admission and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

Miami University’s Farmer School of Business is annually recognized as one of the nation’s best undergraduate business schools. Each year, the number of first-year applications for the Farmer School of Business (FSB) exceeds the number of spaces available. Admission to the FSB is competitive and based on a holistic and comprehensive review process which considers many factors to establish the context of students’ achievements and demonstrated potential to be successful in its rigorous curriculum.

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