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Bachelor of Arts


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Harness the Power of Economics

The Business Economics major is for students who want to understand decision-making and problem-solving in the context of business and social environments. The major fosters an understanding of the objectives and functions of a private enterprise economy and applies these principles to business and social problems.

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Steve Elliott, Ph.D.

Lead Departmental Advisor


2054 Farmer

800 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

The Economics major emphasizes a broad curriculum with additional studies in the liberal arts. With the liberal arts foundation and your economics program, you learn a way of thinking about the world rather than just acquiring the tools for one specific job. This gives you a sound underpinning not just for entry-level jobs, but for more advanced positions. Because economics majors receive a broad, theoretical background, the presidents of many large corporations have a degree in economics.

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

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Career Options

Recent graduates report job titles such as research analyst for the Tax Analysis Division in the Ohio government. Another works for Ohio's Legislative Budget Office as an economic analyst. Others work for private firms as forecast analysts, economic analysts, and investment bankers and advisers.


Justice Hubbard
  • Economics has taught me perseverance and how to ask for help. Even if I don’t understand something, I know I should not abandon it because it is difficult.

    Justice Hubbard ’20
    Economics, Political Science, Pre-law

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

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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.

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