Undergraduate Major

Economics Major: Bachelor’s Degree in Business (BSBA)

Take the inside track as an economics major. Here, you'll gain the analytical skills to understand what drives the economy and influences the business world.

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Program Overview

Major in economics – and you’ll have the analytical skills that employers demand.

Here, we prepare you to think critically about how human behavior drives the economy and business world. Widener's economics major has two tracks from which you can choose: the general track or the financial planning track. Our industry-connected faculty will help chart your path with the aid of countless internship opportunities with Philadelphia’s global companies. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to pursue jobs in business and banking, law, education, information technology, and government – or you'll have a solid foundation to pursue graduate or law school.

The School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This professional accreditation places Widener among the top one-third of college business schools in the U.S. and Europe.

Program Options for Economics Majors

The economics program ensures that all graduates bring a high degree of critical thinking to any career path. Students who have strong math skills typically excel in economics courses.

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Economics majors have the option of taking the financial planning track, which prepares them to take the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards certification exam (CFP). See Loading....

In addition to being offered as a major, students interested in economics can also pursue a minor. This minor is designed for students who have an interest in economics, including the economic aspects of public policy issues and would like to broaden their knowledge of economic matters, as well as strengthen their powers of reasoning and analytical skills.  

You may also choose from our expansive list of additional minors and certificates for undergraduate students to find unique combinations for your personal academic goals and unique career path.

Prepare for rapid career growth by completing two degrees in five years. When you graduate, you’ll receive a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in one of several graduate programs in the School of Business Administration.

Explore graduate business degrees.

The business honors program is an exciting opportunity for academically talented students to enrich their business education with advanced honors courses, an honors seminar, collaboration with faculty on research, civic engagement, and professional and leadership development opportunities.

Students can complete their program of study in 4 years graduating with a certificate of honors in business.

Learn more about the business honors program

Bachelor's in Economics Program Highlights

Widener's economics program ensures students have the analytical skills that employers demand.

Business Mentorship

Real-World Experience

Take advantage of internships and co-ops related to economics. In partnership with Widener's Office of Career Design and Development, explore the opportunity to complete 12 months of full-time, paid co-op work and still complete your degree in four years. Or, you can pursue an internship at one of the countless global companies or organizations in the Philadelphia region.

Business Expert Faculty

Faculty Mentors

Our professors are here to connect you with professional insights and pipelines to success. They're engaged in scholarly and consumer-driven research and strive to create an environment where students like you can meet their intellectual potential and succeed in many career paths.

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Experience the World

Take your learning outside the classroom by diving into new cultures. We offer a variety of short-term trips to far-off places like Costa Rica and China, or longer study abroad opportunities in cities like London and Paris.

Clubs & Organizations

Economics majors have the opportunity to join various clubs and organizations across campus and beyond to expand their network, including the Money Club, Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE), and many more.

Living Learning Communities

Live and learn with your classmates in the Business (Developing Entrepreneurs) LLC, while exploring the real-life experiences of entrepreneurs and spending time with business faculty who are dedicated to your success.


Our faculty are committed to the professional and personal success of every student, offering consistent mentorship, feedback, and support.

Marius Mihai
Assistant Professor

Economics is a beautiful subject that will never cease to generate questions whose answers have important implications for our society. Thinking about solutions to key economic questions will open your mind in ways you did not think before.

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Students like you have graduated from our economics program and accepted positions in the public and private sector or pursued graduate or law schools. By making connections and gaining real-world experience, you’ll put yourself in a position to join them.

Outlook & Outcomes for Economics Majors

Potential Careers

  • Corporate economist
  • Banking
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Lawyer (pursue a law degree)

Avg. Salary


Per year (mid-level career pay for economics majors)

Recent Employers

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Mercer Advisors

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When comparing costs, we encourage you to look beyond sticker price. Because Widener is a private institution, we’re able to offer financial assistance that brings our exceptional education within reach.

Financial Aid

Our financial aid team takes the guessing game out of applying for financial aid. To determine your financial aid package, including scholarships and grants, apply and complete the financial aid process. You might be surprised at how much we can offer in assistance.

Next steps to apply

Applying online has never been easier—and it’s free! We also accept the Common Application. Take the next step toward joining the Widener Pride.

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