Learn How to Support Business Strategies with Economic Analysis
The bachelor’s in business economics program at UAlbany gives you substantial knowledge of economics relevant for careers in business. You’ll examine relationships between business practice, public sector resource allocation, market structures, international trade, interest rates, employment and wages, production costs, pricing, and more.
With this program, you will gain the necessary economics skills, such as forecasting in various markets and analyzing data to prepare you for business decision-making in a complex economy.
Program of Study
You can declare a major in business economics after you complete Principles of Economics I and II with grades of C or better. Contact your advisor at Academic Support Services or the Department of Economics.
Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics
One of the following: Tools of Economics, Survey of Calculus, Calculus I, or Honors Calculus I
Intermediate Microeconomics or Honors Intermediate Microeconomics
Two economics electives (300-level or higher)
Choose three additional courses from the business elective options list and/or upper-level economics offerings. You may apply up to 6 transfer credits to this 9-credit requirement.
Information Technologies for Business
The Legal Environment of Business or Business Law
Three of the following:
Cost Accounting for Managerial Decisions
Law of Business Organizations
Behavioral Foundations Of Management
Improving Business Performance with Information Technologies
Gain valuable work experience and develop professional skills before you graduate by completing an economics internship during your senior year.
This 150-hour practicum counts as a 3-credit economics elective and requires you to complete related reading and writing assignments in addition to hands-on activities at the organization where you are placed.
Students have completed economics internships in areas such as financial services, real estate, human resources, and policy research. Internships have been located in businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies including the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority and the Office of the State Comptroller.
As a business economics graduate, you’ll be prepared to succeed in various careers that use economic analysis to recommend data-based courses of action in marketing, finance, manufacturing, human resources, management, information technologies, product development, and other functional areas of business and government.
You can obtain employment in international businesses, financial and banking institutions, consulting services firms, labor relations organizations, and government agencies that work with business enterprises.
Common job titles include financial analyst, business consultant, business developer, market analyst, labor market analyst, healthcare analytics specialist, environmental economist, real estate analyst, data scientist, credit analyst, and planner and consultant for urban, regional, and transportation projects.
This degree is designated as a STEM program. Upon graduation, international students with an F-1 visa are allowed to apply for a 2-year extension to the automatic 1-year post-graduate Occupational Practical Training (OPT) period.
What makes the University at Albany great
Live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests, passions, or intended academic major.
Become a global citizen: international experience is crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy.
Research, scholarship, and creative activities at the University at Albany is an option for all students, across all academic disciplines. You will be able to learn more about a specific academic field or career path all while building a long-lasting mentoring relationship with a faculty member or principal investigator.
Build competency in a passion or strengthen your resume.
A minor consists of 18–24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 graduation credits of advanced coursework at or above the 300 level. Most undergraduate degrees require completing a minor and it has to have a different title from your major.