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Business Administration, BBA, Economics Concentration

Economics is considered a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field, which makes it a practical and marketable business degree. Economics teaches important principles about society, the global economy and resource allocation that you can apply in your career and in everyday life. Whitworth provides students with faculty-mentors who bring varied and extensive industry experience and are committed to assisting students in the transition to the professional world.

Why study economics at Whitworth?

  • Work closely with faculty-mentors who can help you gain valuable experience through competitive internships, consulting projects and service-learning.
  • Challenge yourself by earning a place in Omnicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society in economics.
  • Learn how to collect data and conduct quantitative analysis, how to create decision-making models, and other highly marketable skills that corporations are seeking.
  • Study sustainable development through study-abroad programs in Cuba and Costa Rica.
  • Develop friendships and leadership skills (and set yourself and fellow students up for financial success) by participating in the Balance Your Bucs and Social Finance clubs.
  • Participate in mock interviews with members of the local business community to prepare you for landing your first job.
  • Connect your faith or worldview to your coursework by considering ethical issues, including stewardship of resources, the biblical view of money, and the study of poverty and social issues.
  • Become who you're meant to be.

Our economics grads make a difference (and get jobs)

Economics graduates are prepared for positions in the financial sector, both in private and government agencies and in the U.S. and abroad.

Recent job placements include:

  • Ashley Winslow, associate finance professional, Charles Schwab, Austin, Texas
  • Samual Jarrett, associate, Freestone Capital Management, Seattle
  • Abigail Fischer, client service associate, Center for Financial Planning Inc., Detroit
  • John Crosbie, consulting associate, Verus, Seattle

Opportunities outside the classroom

  • Network with the business community through job fairs and mock interviews.
  • Study abroad with Whitworth business faculty and leaders.
  • Gain experience through internships and service-learning projects.

Step up with the Whitworth MBA

Whitworth offers an accelerated master of business administration option to undergraduates through our Step Up program. This program allows you to begin working on your Whitworth MBA as an undergrad and complete the program in one to two years after earning your undergraduate degree. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our MBA director.

Ask our faculty

Ask Vange

Associate Professor Vange Ocasio specializes in developmental economics.

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