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Students studying economics and finance explore how the world economy works and take additional courses in finance that teach skills in managing the assets of an organization in relation to national and global economic changes.

Why should I study economics and finance?

This major is designed to help build quantitative and qualitative strategic thinking skills grounded in liberal arts and finance. This versatile major opens doors to careers in quantitative and strategic problem solving. It will help you:

  • See the big picture between economics and finance
  • Understand the world better
  • Understand the choices people make
  • Make informed business decisions
  • Apply critical and abstract thinking in the context of economics and finance in the business field

What can I do with this degree?

  • Corporate finance
  • Financial analysis
  • Retail metrics
  • Banking (preparing statements and financials)
  • Risk analysis
  • Financial advising
  • Investing (stocks, bonds, managing portfolios)
  • Financial consultant or strategist

What skills will I develop?

  • Qualitative and quantitative skills
  • Challenging the assumptions behind model thinking
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Theory and application of theory
  • Technical content
  • Understanding economics and finance within a Christian worldview
  • Making a material difference to business and the world
  • Presenting data verbally and in writing to novices
  • Economic theory and application of finance theory
  • Integration of 2 emphases to elevate level of skill in these fields
  • Abstract reasoning
  • Business concepts

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the R.E.A.L. Experience—a program specifically designed to help you gain the relevant, hands-on experience employers desire—so that when you graduate, you’ll be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

CFA Research Challenge

Our students compete in the CFA Institute Research Challenge, a global collegiate research and financial analysis competition.

Internships

All Business and Economics students will have an internship that fits their career interests. Our students have gained experiences at companies like Wells Fargo, Target, UnitedHealth Group, General Mills, Deloitte, and more.

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95%

or more alumni reported being prepared for current job

Over $24 - median hourly wage of recent business graduates

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Join Bethel's Department of Business & Economics for a special breakfast event discovering our inner strengths.

MAY 6 2019

Options in Business and Economics Event

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Explore your options in the Business and Economics Department at Bethel University!

JUNE 11 2019

Bethel Business Academy

3 p.m.

Envision Your Future: Connect. Develop. Explore.

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.

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