Program Overview

The B.S. in Economics at West Chester University focuses on business related economic analysis. Our student develop their communication, problem-solving, and technical skills as well as an understanding of theoretical and practical economic concepts. The program emphasizes the economic issues affecting society and the techniques for analyzing these and other economic issues. The Economics major is housed within the College of Business and Public Management, which is focused on academic innovation, globalization, sustainability, and community partnerships. The College encourages students to be empowered, engaged, and entrepreneurial. Our graduates are prepared for careers in business or government, or for the pursuit of graduate study. Get Involved: Economics and Finance Society Investment Group Omicron Delta Epsilon (international honor society)


Program Highlights

  • AACSB Accredited

  • Faculty experts

  • Research, presentation, and conference attendance opportunities

  • Study abroad

  • Scholarships

  • Annual idea pitch competition

  • Internships for credit

  • Dual major available with Finance

  • Access to the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Center


What can I do with this degree?

Most of our graduates receive job offers long before they cross the stage at commencement. Here is just a brief selection of current employers:

  • BNY Mellon
  • First National Bank of Chester County
  • Harvard Business Review
  • ITT Industries
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Moody’s Analytics
  • PwC
  • QVC
  • The Vanguard Group
  • Wilmington Trust Corporation

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