Business Economics

What is Business Economics?

Economics is poised on the intersection between social science and business, and has a great relevance for a wide range of public policy issues. The business economics program combines the study of both economics (the scientific study of how society manages its scarce resources) and business, providing a strong theoretical and professional combination. Traditional economics courses prepare students to collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends and develop forecasts, which are essential to the ability of business firms to maximize profits and provide the quantity of goods or services that consumers will demand at a certain price. The program includes basic courses in all business disciplines as well as in economics, general education requirements, career exploration and development.

Business economics majors typically possess the strong analytical skills necessary for interpreting and evaluating arguments. Business economics students are critical thinkers who enjoy vigorous in-class discussions and like to apply their learning to real-world problems as well as to theoretical concerns.


Review the program outline or contact the Lindner College of Business Undergraduate Office at 513-556-7030 for more information.

Real-World Experience

Our students are provided with the opportunity to co-op at a number of well-known local, state, and national firms during their education in the Department of Economics at UC. Companies that have awarded internships to our students, or have recently hired our graduates include Great American Insurance Nielsen, Paycor, Fifth Third Bank, dunnhumby, Delta, Intelligrated, Kao USA, The Kroger Company, Proctor and Gamble, Fidelity Investments, Huntington Bank, and Standard Textile, Pernod Ricard USA, Total Quality Logistics, City of Cincinnati, 84.51° and the United States government. As an Economics major, your background will provide you with diverse opportunities for your co-op experience, and for employment upon graduation.

Career Possibilities

Many students choose to further their studies in graduate school, especially in business and law schools. Career possibilities for students who graduate with a major in business economics include:

  • Data Analytics
  • Strategic Pricing and Modeling
  • Financial Analysis and Modeling
  • Operations Research and Management
  • Labor and Employment Relations
  • Banking and Investment Banking; Treasury and Securities
  • Commodity Specialist
  • Marketing Research
  • Consumer Goods Research and Analysis
  • Business and Economic Consulting
  • Insurance and Financial Advising
  • High School Teaching and Community Education
  • Government Work: Labor Statistics, Regional Federal Reserve Offices

Contact us

Headshot of Erwin Erhardt, PhD

Erwin Erhardt, PhD

Associate Professor - Educator, Department of Economics

2451 Carl H. Lindner Hall