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business and management

This program explores the role of economics and business in the social environment of our culture, with focused courses that articulate how the functional areas of business interrelate within organizations.

Students acquire skills in communication, analytical thinking and an appreciation of the human element in organizations from a spectrum of general education, interdisciplinary and management course work. The business and economics major leaves flexibility for students to be well-rounded in all business aspects with a fundamental understanding of core business processes. Exposure to economic theory as well as fundamental analytical courses in mathematics and statistics is included to provide students with foundational and practical problem-solving tools.

Students in the Business and Economics program have the opportunities to:

Choose from three concentrations within the business and economics major, allowing them to focus on the area that most interests them and is applicable to their personal career goals.
Tailor their academic plan to meet their interests and gives them the opportunity to explore topics in a variety of business areas.
Work in small teams to solve real-world problems from local companies.

Available Concentrations

  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Operations Management

View Course Requirements

accounting concentrations, digital marketing

What Our Graduates Have Done With This Degree

Business and Economics Alumni

Our alumni work at Zurich Insurance Group, Conversant, CDW Corp., Morningstar Inc., UniFirst Corporation, Nicor Gas, Invesco Ltd., Ace Hardware Corp., DialAmerica, Kraft Heinz Co., FedEx Corp., Crowe LLP, First Midwest Bank, Chamberlain Group and many more.

Sample Courses

• ECON 3202: Price Theory and Application
• ECON 3310: Money and Financial Markets
• FINA 3370: Multinational Corporate Finance
• FINA 4330: Predictive Analytics


The business and economics major is the most flexible major within the Goodwin College of Business. In addition to the concentration, students can choose 15 credits of elective coursework to fulfill the major.