Business and Economics is about more than making a profit. It’s about making a difference.

The Department of Business and Economics prepares ethical, inspirational leaders. You’ll explore the intersection of business and faith, develop your God-given talents, and learn to use the tools of business to make a difference in your communities and our world.

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Economics Major Minor
Business Major Minor
Economics and Finance Major
Accounting and Finance Major
Business Education Major
Business and Political Science Major

A top business program, defined by faith

At Bethel, we believe that business and economics are tools that can improve the human condition. We prepare students with the skills and knowledge they need to find success in fulfilling careers. But more importantly, we aim to develop students who are committed to the greater good. It’s about hands-on experience, distinguished faculty, academic, personal, and spiritual development, global awareness, valuable networking, and an active business community—all within a Christian learning environment. It’s about taking our faith in Christ and integrating it into everything we learn, into everything we do, so we can accomplish incredible things—in our careers, in our communities, and in our world.

Top 15%
of business programs nationally according to Major Field Test results

7th
in U.S. News' "10 colleges where the most students study abroad"

Program Highlights

Internships

Prepare for your career through internships at companies like Wells Fargo, Target, UnitedHealth Group, General Mills, and Deloitte.

International experiences

Study in locations around the world to learn about the global economy firsthand.

Student and alumni associations

Get connected and grow as a business leader in the Bethel Business and Economics Association. Stay connected to an extensive alumni network through BethelBiz.

Christian perspective

We weave ethics, values, faith, and justice into our daily discussions, preparing you to make a big impact in your workplace and community.

Job placement

Fortune 100 companies in the Twin Cities actively recruit our graduates, and the department is strategically partnered with ten major firms—including United Health Group, Target, and Wells Fargo. Our accounting grads are routinely employed by the “Big Four” international accounting firms, and our alumni network extends to senior executives at major national corporations, leading to increased recruitment by major companies.

Scholarships

Our students win competitive scholarships from professional organizations, such as Financial Executives International (FEI) and Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA).

What can I do with a business or economics degree?

Business and economics graduates leave Bethel prepared for meaningful careers in a variety of settings. They use their gifts to serve, to lead, and to create lasting change in their workplaces and communities.

Careers

Careers of our graduates:

  • Public accounting
  • Sales
  • Corporate accounting
  • Financial analysis
  • Banking
  • Investments
  • Small business ventures
  • Human resources
  • Non-profit administration
  • Recruiting

Graduate Schools

Our alumni attend: