Career – what can you do with an economics degree?
Graduates of our B.S. in economics program gain valuable analytical thinking skills and find entry-level management positions in:
- Nonprofit and NGOs
You can pursue roles as a:
- Financial analyst who provides insights into investment decisions
- Business analysts who bridge data-driven strategies with corporate objectives
- Policy analyst who shapes economic and social policies in government agencies
Career opportunities also exist in market research, consulting and data analysis across various industries.
A B.S. in economics serves as a strong foundation for pursuing a master's or Ph.D. for those interested in academic or research-oriented careers. Our students enter graduate programs in economics, business, law and other fields.
Economics students can double major by taking more credit hours in a secondary focus area in an arts and sciences field – sociology, political science, history, mathematics, psychology and more.
You also can combine an economics major with business fields, such as accounting, finance, marketing or management.
Economics majors gain a comprehensive understanding of how societies allocate resources and make choices to satisfy their needs and wants. They delve into the principles of microeconomics, which focus on individual decision-making, market behavior, and the allocation of goods and services.
You will explore macroeconomics and examine the broader factors that influence national and global economies, including inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, and economic growth.
Economic majors also develop strong quantitative and analytical skills, enabling you to assess data, model economic phenomena and make informed predictions.
This multifaceted knowledge equips our graduates to critically analyze complex economic issues, make data-driven decisions and contribute to industries, policy development and societal well-being.
- Behavioral Economics
- Environmental Economics
- Game Theory
- Money and Banking
- Mathematical Economics
- History of Economic Thought
- Health Economics
One of only 6% of business schools with AACSB accreditation, the highest accreditation possible
Schmidthorst College of Business Specializations
The flexibility to complete one or more of our 13 specializations distinguishes us from other universities – and gives you a competitive edge in the job market.
- Applied Economics
- Business Analytics and Intelligence
- Individualized Business
- Information Systems
- Insurance and Risk Management
- International Business
- Sales and Services Marketing
- Supply Chain Management
Premier entrepreneurship program
The Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at BGSU is one of 20 centers worldwide recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
We weave entrepreneurship into all business programs and offer an entrepreneurship minor.
You can take courses in:
- Real estate entrepreneurship
- Women and social entrepreneurs
- Nonprofit and corporate responsibility
- Innovation and disruption
Top business leaders and entrepreneurs-in-residence bring real-world experience and expertise to our curriculum. A mentorship program connects students with alumni and industry leaders.
Thanks to an incubation program funded by alumni and supporters, more than $800,000 has been provided to student entrepreneurs to start their own ventures.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Business Administration program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing.
Updated: 12/14/2023 10:17AM