Bring a Christian worldview to the corporate world. Business Economics

Enter the workforce ready to make a positive impact in your organization, the church, and the world around you.

Credential Type

  • B.A.

Major Credits Required

  • 124

Offered As

  • Major

Academic Opportunities

  • Honors Program

98.9% employed or in graduate school

Within six months of graduation, nearly 99% of Wheaton’s Class of 2021 found work in their field or continued their education.

25 miles from downtown Chicago

One of the country’s largest, most diverse metropolitan areas is a short train or car ride away.

75% completed an internship

Three-quarters of the most recent graduating class pursued at least one internship. 

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Why Study Business Economics at Wheaton?

At larger institutions and business schools, you might disappear into the crowd. Not at Wheaton. You will be in a community of like-minded future leaders who value and develop one another. With our vibrant residential life and faith-based liberal arts curriculum, you’ll develop into a well-rounded business professional with analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. 

A broad and flexible curriculum allows you to personalize your path of study; take electives in your area(s) of interest and even add a minor or second major. Business blends with nearly everything.

Faces & Spaces Where You’ll Learn, Who You’ll Meet

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Our Faculty

Business and economics faculty members have a wide range of professional experiences and research interests, including labor economics, organizational behavior, business as mission, health economics, corporate social responsibility, economic policy, social mobility, and brand personality.

Our Location

On campus you’ll find innovative learning and research spaces. With Wheaton’s proximity to one of the United States’ largest business centers – Chicago – you’ll have an opportunity to engage with business leaders, entrepreneurs, consumers, and companies of all sizes.

Our Experiences

A student-managed investment fund. Faculty-mentored research. Internships and international experiences. Clubs and organizations. Strong ties to our Chicagoland alumni. All of this and more present a variety of robust learning and leadership opportunities for our students.

WITH Wheaton Opportunities Across Campus & Beyond

Interdisciplinary learning is a way of life at Wheaton. Aside from your work within your chosen major, you can enrich your educational experience and connect with peers and professors across campus (and beyond) in many ways.


Real-World Learning at Wheaton & Beyond

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Additional Academic Opportunities: Common Minors, Certificates & Second Majors

  • International Relations
  • Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Certificate in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
  • Global Studies Certificate
  • Leadership Certificate
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BUSINESS for Christ & His Kingdom

Faith & Learning

A Wheaton education is built on the foundation of our unique Christ at the Core general education curriculum. Our business economics major thoroughly integrates biblical and theological principles and values, which helps you develop into an ethical leader ready to serve Christ and his Kingdom.

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Success After Wheaton What You Can Do With a Business Economics Degree

A bachelor’s in business economics leads to a wide range of career possibilities. 

Recent Wheaton graduates landed positions like: 

  • Account executive
  • Community engagement manager
  • Customer experience designer
  • Digital media coordinator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial analyst
  • HR generalist
  • Management consultant
  • Project manager
  • Relationship banker
  • Senior financial analyst
  • Social insights analyst
  • Wealth planning associate

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Business economics alumni also pursued graduate degrees at places such as: 

  • Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA)
  • The University of Cambridge Judge Business School (MBA)
  • Arizona State University (MS, Finance)
  • Georgetown University McDonough School of Business (MBA)
  • New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (MPA)
  • Northwestern University (MS, Energy & Sustainability)
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (MBA)
  • The University of Glasgow (MA, Global Business)
  • The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (MA, Business Analytics)

RESOURCES & LINKS For Current Business Economics Students

If you’re a current student or want to dig deeper in this area of study, here are some additional resources for you to explore.

Department Website

Visit the Department of Business and Economics website for more information about our majors, minors, faculty, facilities, and more.

Course Requirements

View the Wheaton College catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions.

Next Steps

Interested in studying business economics at Wheaton? Request more information or start your application today.