Business Economics Major

Learn from real economists.

Economics major courses will be taught by professors. More important, your professors are leading economists who remain at the top of the field by publishing in or editing dozens of national economics journals and by consulting with multinational corporations and government organizations.

Get a global perspective.

Economics majors can take advantage of professors' strengths in international economics and public policy economics.


As an economics major, you can get real economics experience working with Milwaukee firms, including Bank One, Rockwell Automation, Johnson Controls, the Milwaukee Brewers, Miller Brewing Co., Northwestern Mutual, Robert W. Baird, Morgan Stanley-Dean Witter and the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp.

Thinking about law school?

A recent survey shows that economics majors earn a higher average score on the Law School Admissions Test than students in other majors.

As an Economics Major, You can:

  • Participate in the FED Challenge, an academic competition in which a teams play the role of economic advisors and policymakers
  • Attend the annual International Atlantic Economic Society conference
  • Enjoy study abroad opportunities in a variety of countries around the globe