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BSBA Co-Major in
Business Economics

To meet the growing demands of today’s job market, students can pursue a co-major in business economics which provides them with an opportunity to build a fundamental understanding of economics while developing specific skill sets in business.

Students who pursue  the co-major in business economics study the functional fields of business while building a foundation in economics. After completing core courses, students select from a range of electives in both economics and business, and they have the flexibility to build skills in other areas of interest.

This co-major is designed for students who wish to receive a sound education within a specific functional area of business (their primary major) while supplementing that knowledge with an overview of economics.

Business Economics Co-Major Curriculum

What sets our economics program apart from the rest is that Drexel’s School of Economics is housed within the LeBow College of Business. As students pursue their co-major in Business Economics, our location means they have access to a wider variety of courses, the vast array of experiential learning opportunities offered by both Drexel and LeBow, and the career resources needed to ensure they’re on the right path for the career goals they are striving toward.

Our faculty members are leaders in trade, macroeconomics, industrial organization and behavioral economics. They ensure student success by engaging with topics that are timely and relevant to public policy, and by mentoring undergraduates on joint research projects.

Businesss economics co-majors engage with a recommended plan of study that includes topics such as using big data to solve economics and social problems, organizational management, business analytics and data visualization, managerial economics, microeconomics and macroeconomics.

The business economics curriculum is supplemented by opportunities for experiential learning through the Drexel Co-op program. It also partners with Econsult Solutions, a Philadelphia-based economics consulting firm, for an annual conference on urban economics.

Learn more about our degree course requirements
View the plan of study in the Drexel Catalog

Combined Economics Majors

In addition to the combined degrees listed below, Drexel’s School of Economics has joined the Department of Politics and the Department of English and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

 The behavioral economics combined major integrates economic modeling with insights from behavioral sciences to analyze human behavior in economic contexts.

Students who pursue  an economics and business combined major study the functional fields of business  while building a foundation in economics.

Students learn from subject matter experts from both the School of Economics and the College of Computing & Informatics.

The economics and mathematics combined major is intended for students who have a strong interest in economics, applied mathematics and econometrics.

Through the combined major in economics and public health, students gain an understanding of the factors underlying our health and well-being.

Drexel Co-op and Experience

Drexel LeBow Student on Co-op

Over 100 years of industry partnership has taught us the value of an immersive education. We focus on ensuring students have access to a wide variety of learning opportunities beyond the classroom to gain deep expertise, broad perspectives and the essential soft skills needed to succeed in business and in life.

Drexel Co-op

Through the Drexel Co-op program, students alternate six months of classroom learning with six months of full-time professional experience through University-approved employers. With plans of study that allow for up to three co-ops, students can gain as much as 18 months of practical, hands-on experience in the workplace, applying what they’ve learned in real-world settings long before graduation.

Past co-op placements of business economics co-majors include:

  • FMC
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • BlackRock
  • Chubb

Learn more about Drexel Co-op at LeBow

Learn by Experience

In addition to the Co-op program, experiential learning opportunities abound at LeBow, including consulting courses, case competitions, international residencies, research projects, industry thought leader events, alumni mentorship and more. Through projects made possible by the Dana and David Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning and Drexel Solutions Institute, our students apply their learning on real and simulated challenges, working with organizations domestically and internationally from Unilever, the Philadelphia 76ers, Boeing and PwC to nonprofit and governmental partners.

Learn more about the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning

Student Organizations

At Drexel LeBow, students have many opportunities to engage outside of the classroom through student-run organizations, connecting with a community that shares their major, their heritage or any of the other unique characteristics that unite our diverse student population. The opportunities to collaborate, network and engage are endless.

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Careers and Network

Graduating with business acumen, skills in data analysis and economic decision tools, students in this area of study typically earn starting salaries higher than those of more traditional business or economics majors. Recent LeBow graduates have accepted positions as financial analysts, wealth management associates and equity analysts at world-renowned institutions, such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, EY and BlackRock.

Learn more about career opportunities in economics

Campus and Facilities

Gerri C. LeBow Hall from Pearlman Plaza Sunset

Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus, which is located in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, home to the city’s vibrant research and technology corridor. Being located in Philadelphia, and within a short distance of New York and Washington DC means Drexel LeBow students have access, not just to our 1700+ industry partners but also to a wealth of experience from leaders in the business, research and governmental fields.

Learn more about the LeBow campus and community

Connect with Us

Our staff is ready to help you with any questions you may have about the application process, including which program is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Caitlin Brady

Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs and Recruitment

(215) 571-3570

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