Online Bachelor’s in Economics

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Be prepared to solve complex business problems.

The online bachelor's in economics gives you the tools to tackle issues in business and industry, public policy and international affairs.

Be ready to solve complex business problems. In PennWest Global Online’s B.S.B.A. in Economics, you’ll learn to gather, organize and critically analyze data and to apply social science methods to human decision making.

You'll develop models to predict the impact of investments, policy decisions, industry trends, demographics and other variables. In the end, you'll determine how societies, governments, businesses, households and individuals allocate their resources among competing interests.

The specialized coursework in business economics examines the micro- and macroeconomic theory, econometrics, behavioral economics and game theory. Graduates of the program are prepared to apply their knowledge to problems in business and industry, public policy and international affairs.

Students will also work on building quantitative, critical thinking and analytical skills. Students graduate not only with a demonstrated competence in their subject area, but also with the ability and tools to apply that knowledge and communicate the results of their analyses.

Distinguish yourself in the job market

Pursue a dual major in Economics and any other business discipline. Or go on to complete your Master of Business Administration at PennWest.


This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Experienced Faculty

Our highly qualified business and economics faculty members have significant industry experience, as well as advanced degrees in their fields. They are dedicated to teaching students the skills necessary for success in business.

Fast Facts

13% Growth

Employment of economists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 1,600 openings for economists are projected each year, on average, over the decade




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Dr. Susan Ryan

Careers and Salaries

Students will discover a wide range of career options for Economics majors in fields such as government, business and health care. When you graduate, you'll be prepared to advance to graduate school or begin an exciting career with high earning potential.

Recent business graduates have gone on to pursue graduate degrees at such top schools as:

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • West Virginia University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Youngstown State University
  • Florida State University

Our alumni have built successful careers as:

  • Economists
  • Financial analysts
  • Credit analysts
  • Policy analysts
  • Bank officers
  • Loan officers
  • Market research analysts
  • Economic consultants

Our graduates represent us well. Many have found employment in private corporations, nonprofit organizations, financial institutions and government agencies. We are proud to have our graduates working at such companies as:

  • J.P. Morgan
  • BNY Mellon
  • BSI Financial Services
  • Kish Bank
  • Erie Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Monahan & Monahan
  • PREXEL International

Graduate Outcomes

  1. Apply the concepts, terminology and models pertinent to economic analysis.
  2. Use economic theory and methods related to economic issues to real-world problems and events.
  3. Utilize critical, integrative and evaluative thinking skills to apply economic theory and quantitative methods to evaluate economic policies and decisions.
  4. Communicate the results of quantitative economic analyses to various stakeholders.

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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