Business and Economics

In an information- and data-driven world, our dedicated faculty work closely with each student to help them become effective thinkers and communicators. 

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The Business and Economics department offers majors in Economics or Finance as well as minors in Economics, Finance, Accounting, and Management Studies. From introductory courses through senior capstones, students in our majors and minors learn to apply economic theory to real-life situations, analyze data, write effectively, and make compelling presentations.  

While at Ursinus, roughly 80% of Economics and Finance majors complete internships that give them a leg up on finding jobs after graduation. Upon graduation, they enter a variety of careers  — working in supply chain, business analytics, finance, marketing, accounting, public administration, and more. Employers include JP Morgan Chase, TD Bank, Vanguard, SEI, and Clemens Food Group. Some graduates pursue advanced study in economics, law, and business-related fields, while others start businesses, building on experiences fostered by U-Imagine! The Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies. 

Thanks to a curriculum that encourages the development of both analytical and “soft” skills, our graduates advance to leadership positions within their organizations and professions. 

Business and Economics News

Ursinus Innovates! Bears Take First Place in 5th Annual America250PA Competition

The student-led team took home the top prize in the America250PA’s Direct Effect Innovation Challenge, proposing a unique approach to engaging #EveryPennsylvanian in #EveryCounty as a part of the upcoming celebration of the United States’ founding.
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Business and Economics

Jennifer VanGilder, Chair