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The Economics (BBA) program challenges students to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of business and their economically influencing applications in the real world. SVSU's accomplished faculty focus on quality instruction and train students to participate in data-driven, hands-on research projects. Research performed within the program has led to students being published in scholarly, reviewed journals and invited to present at national and international conferences. With small class sizes, students are able to focus their knowledge and skillset on developing analytical reasoning, while also pushing for a deeper understanding of the economic environment of business. Via access to top-notch behavior labs and a Bloomberg trading room, Economics (BBA) majors develop, manage and defend self-made business plans from start to finish while receiving critical practical experience. As graduates, these cardinals have a finely hued understanding of what it takes to make a business not just run, but flourish! 

Cardinal Points

  • Opening in 2020, the new Scott L. Carmona College of Business will offer state-of-the-art facilities like the Bloomberg trading room, consumer behavior labs and other team project environments.

  • Less than 5% of business colleges globally are accredited by the AACSB-International—SVSU's Scott L. Carmona College of Business is one of them.

  • Over 90% of the faculty of the College of Business belong to a professional or service organization, providing diverse networking opportunities for students.

  • Economics students can study abroad for short or long term sessions in countries across Europe, Africa and Asia. 

SVSU's Economics (BBA) program offers a strong foundation in micro- and macroeconomics, statistics and management courses as well as a comprehensive set of advanced economics courses with a specialized bent towards business administration. Life as an Economics (BBA) major includes in-class instruction, research and fieldwork. Students receive a concrete and competitive education to prepare them for their next step in life.

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Our Students After Graduation...


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Career Opportunities

Fair Lending Specialist
Planning Engineer
Vice President of Investments
Secondary Education Teacher
Industrial Researcher
Data Analyst
Policy Analyst
Insurance Agent

  • 14% projected growth for employment of a management analyst with a Bachelor’s degree through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $83,610 is the median yearly pay for a management analyst in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a bachelor’s degree from SVSU’s Economics program, students are prepared for a multitude of careers including management, business, and financial analyst; securities, commodities, and financial sales agent; financial advisor, budget analyst, and more. 

Cardinal Successes

These stories offer insight into how SVSU students have turned their education into successful opportunities yielding real-world success.

Jenni Putz Economics and Applied Mathematics Alum

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