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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

Holistic Investment

August 31, 2018 | 3 p.m.

A Foundation for Giving

July 26, 2018 | 4 p.m.

An Investment in Bethel’s Future

July 25, 2018 | 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

SEPT 24 2018

BethelBiz Mentorship Kickoff

6 p.m. The Underground

BethelBiz mentors and mentees will meet, set goals, and enjoy time together.

OCT 31 2018

Project Ex: Explore, Experience, Execute

8:45 a.m. Benson Great Hall

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

OCT 31 2018

Project Ex Internship and Job Fair: Student Registration

1 p.m. The Underground

Connecting students with employers

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

human resources management program in the nation

- collegefactual.com


higher alumni first-time CPA exam pass rate over national average

Program Highlights


Prepare for your career through internships at companies like Wells Fargo, Target, UnitedHealth Group, General Mills, and Deloitte. See what one of our students shared about her internship at U.S. Bank.

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:

Program Features

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.

Accredited by the ACBSP

Bethel's Department of Business and Economics programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

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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