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Business & Economics

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

Accounting and Finance Major
Business Major Minor
Economics Major Minor
Economics and Finance Major
Leadership Studies Minor Minor

Recent News

New Faculty in College of Arts & Sciences

September 08, 2015 | 4:15 p.m.

Alumni Profile: Blake Huffman ’86

September 08, 2015 | noon

Professor Answers WCCO's Good Questions

September 01, 2015 | 3:10 p.m.

Upcoming Events

OCT 28 2015

Project Ex: Explore, Experience, Execute

9 a.m.

Career development seminar for students in the College of Arts and Sciences

OCT 28 2015

Project Ex Job and Internship Fair

1 p.m. | Brushaber Commons (BC) Atrium - Level 2 and The Underground

Connecting students with employers for all students in the College of Arts and Sciences

OCT 28 2015

Project EX Job and Internship Fair: Student Registration

1 p.m.

Connecting students with employers for all students in the College of Arts and Sciences

OCT 31 2015

Women in Business Breakfast: Debunking the Myths

9 a.m. | The Underground

Join Bethel’s Department of Business & Economics for a special breakfast exploring our influence as women and debunking the myths of women in business.

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.

employment placement rate of graduates

more than 90%
alumni reported being prepared for current job

Program Highlights


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 UnitedHealth 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.


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 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:

Student and Alumni Groups

Bethel Business and Economics Association

Students in the Bethel Business and Economics Association (BBEA) gain the training, skills, and networking opportunities important to success in the workplace.

BethelBiz Alumni Network

BethelBiz is a network that will connect you to fellow alumni, inspire you to pursue excellence in the workplace, and challenge you to become a faithful leader in your community.

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