Undergraduate: Major, Minor

Richard J. Wehle School of Business

The study of economics provides a great educational foundation for careers in business such as banking, financial planning, market research, cost/benefit analysis, marketing and production, and much more. Take economics if you wish to focus on the underlying principles of the workplace – the "how" and "why" of business, rather than the "what."  

Program Description

The Economics program enables you to study economics in one of three ways:
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree allows you to take courses in economics with room in your degree program to earn a second major or pursue other interests. Coursework in the major focuses on how economies operate. This is an excellent option if you plan to attend law school or other graduate programs.
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree prepares you to move directly into a business career without any post-graduate education.  Core courses provide you with a breadth of knowledge in areas such as management, finance, marketing, business analytics, accounting and information systems.
The Economics minor enables you to pursue a bachelor's degree in other disciplines and supplement your program by earning a minor in economics. The minor is open to most business and non-business majors. 

Career Preparation through the Business Exploration Program

The Business Exploration (Bus-X) program is a sequence of courses available to business majors designed to give you the tools to create your own path to professional success. With personalized coaching and experiential learning opportunities, Bus-X will transform a first-year business students into a career-ready business professional.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Canisius 7th out of 45 institutions on its 2018 list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs. The ranking is based on peer reviews of small, private colleges and universities, nationally.


Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2018 – U.S. News & World Report

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