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Business Economics

Economists bridge the gap between what’s in the books and what moves the needle, like how much a product costs or where to expand. As a Business Economics major, you’ll gain expertise in two distinct business functions, all within a single undergraduate degree. You’ll start by studying economic theories so you understand what drives business decisions. Then, you’ll pair that knowledge with coursework in a non-financial discipline.

You can choose from eight different concentrations within the degree to learn how theoretical studies apply across business functions such as economic analysis, entrepreneurship, information technology, international business, law, management, marketing or a custom concentration.

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Customize your Business Economics degree

The Business Economics major consists of core economics courses and a business concentration. The core and elective economics courses provide students with a deep understanding of how markets operate at the micro and macro levels, and introduce different areas of study within economics. Then, you'll choose one of eight concentrations based on your interests and career goals: economic analysis, entrepreneurship, information technology, international business, law, management, marketing or a custom concentration. If you're interested in a traditional economics education, the economic analysis concentration may be a good fit for you. 

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The Economics of Sports (EC 375)

Students develop a detailed economic understanding of the professional and amateur sports industry. Relying on economic principles and well-developed economic models, the class analyzes a variety of current-day issues facing the sports industry. Topics include competitive balance issues, such as revenue sharing, salary caps, and luxury taxes; the government's role in the sports industry; and player issues, such as racial and wage discrimination, free agency and superstar effects.

Ferrera Fellowship winner spends summer helping homeless

Not every business student is chasing a big payday. Allison Criscenzo ’17 has always dreamed of working for a nonprofit and, thanks to Bentley’s Ferrera Scholarship, she was able spend the summer working at Boston’s St. Francis House homeless shelter, the largest day shelter in Massachusetts.

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Office Hours: Q&A with Professor Dhaval Dave

Economics Professor Dhaval Dave is a Stanton Research Professor and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. 

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tyler dolan
I have always loved the study of economics and, as an aspiring law student, this major gave me the perfect mix. I wanted a business background, so finding this program at Bentley allowed me to pursue my two passions.
Tyler Dolan

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