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Economics and Business Combined Major

Students who pursue Drexel University’s STEM-designated economics and business combined major study the functional fields of business while building a foundation in economics. Graduates have a unique and complementary combination of business acumen with quantitative, analytical skills. Because of this, students studying economics and business typically earn higher starting salaries than those of more traditional economics or business majors.

After completing core courses, students choose from a variety of electives in both economics and business, and they also have the flexibility to build skills in other areas of interest. Graduates of this combined major obtain business knowledge, skills in data analysis and economic decision tools. Over one year of free electives provides students with the opportunity to pursue other areas of interest. 

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View the plan of study in the Drexel Catalog

This combined degree further takes advantage of the School of Economics home in the business school and really bridges the gap for students who were actively seeking out business courses.
Mark Stehr, Director, School of Economics

Career Outlook: Economics and Business Combined Major

Recent graduates from LeBow have taken positions such as financial analyst, wealth management associate and equity analyst at world-renowned institutions, such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, EY and BlackRock.

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Combined Economics Majors

In addition to the 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.

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, economics majors 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 economics and business 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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An international honor society devoted to recognizing academic achievement in the study of business.

Prepare for your career through business networking and learning opportunities, as well as competition-based learning initiatives.

Encouraging people to explore the options available within economics as a career choice.

Drexel Women in Business strives to provide its members with resources and opportunities to succeed in business, with a focus on the female professional.

Dedicated to helping any Drexel University student with an interest in business, regardless of major, to become a leader in the business world.

The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements 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, D.C., 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.

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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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