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B.S. in Business Economics (EN30) NEW in FA21

Starting Fall 2021, Economics will offer a new, interdisciplinary major with the Rady School, the Business Economics, B.S.

Note: F-1 students, with an EN30 major, are eligible to apply for STEM OPT and extend the employment authorization benefits (approved March 2021). Current F-1 regulations allow for 12 months of OPT and an additional 24 months (total of 36 months) of OPT for those in STEM qualified fields. Visit the OPT webpage for details and updates.  EN30, Business Economics major is under the 521399 CIP code.

The Business Economics major will train students to operate within firms and to understand how firms operate within markets. Training in core economics disciplines (microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics) will teach students how firms interact with markets, how economies function, and how to extract insights from data. Training in core business disciplines (accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations, strategy) will teach students how to perform various functions inside businesses. Electives will deepen students' skillsets after core training is complete.

With an understanding of economic fundamentals and functions of businesses, students will graduate with the knowledge required for their first day on the job as well as the skills needed to predict and respond effectively to future changes in their industry, the workplace and the world.

Please see our program FAQs to learn more about the major.


  • Major requirements checklist (PDF)

Four Year Plan

  • Freshmen entering FA07 and later (PDF)

Two Year Plan

  • Transfer students entering FA09 and later (PDF)