This program provides the foundations of both business and economics, while developing the communication skills and technical literacy required in today’s business world. On-campus work opportunities, class-based research, internships and extra-curricular activities take students beyond the classroom to become consultants to small businesses, presenters at public hearings, and research assistants for faculty members who are actively engaged in the broader community. Upper level courses in business and economics, and courses in international studies, computer science, recreation management and environmental studies enable students to create programs that prepare them for jobs in the private, public and non-profit sector as well as for graduate study in either business or economics. For a full description, visit the UMF catalog.

How do I explore Business Economics at UMF?

There are many ways to explore a major. You could:

  • Review the webpage for this major.
  • Talk to faculty members in the major. Ask about their career path.
  • Sit in on a class in this major. Choose a class of interest and contact the faculty member to find out which day might be best to drop in on. If you have access to myCampus, click here to go to Schedule Planner to view classes.
  • Talk with upperclass students in the major. They can give you insights into the courses you will take and professors who will instruct you. Just remember, their reasons for liking a major may be different from your own. Ask your advisor, your CA or other UMF staff to help you find someone in the major.
  • Enroll in one of the following courses:
    • ECO 101S Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECO 102S Principles of Microeconomics
    • MAT 120M  Introductory Statistics
  • Get involved with a Club & Organization related to the major (for example, Rotaract).
  • Volunteer or intern with an organization that is aligned with this major. Contact Meghan Price at The Partnership for Civic Engagement, or Career Counselors Stephen Davis or Cyndi McShane to discuss opportunities.
  • Try a Job Shadow or Informational Interview. Contact Stephen Davis or Cyndi McShane for more information.
  • Make an appointment to talk to a Career Counselor (Steve or Cyndi) or Academic Advisor (Lori Soucie) about the major.

What can I do with this major?

Learn more about the major using this resource maintained by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington:

Can I minor in Business or Economics? Are there related majors at UMF?

Yes! UMF has a minor in Business, Economics, and many other choices.  Click here for more information. Majors related to Business Economics include Business Psychology, Outdoor Rec Business Administration (ORBA), and Actuarial Science.

What kind of jobs have UMF graduates obtained with this major?

Business owner, Assistant Vice President at TD Bank Group, Vice President at Androscoggin Bank, Project Analyst, Commercial Credit Manager, Payroll Specialist, Accountant, Executive Sales Representative, Business Process Manager, Search Marketer, Senior Trader, Financial Planner, Senior Manager Card Services at L.L. Bean, Assistant Professor Developmental Mathematics at Rocky Mountain College, Consultant, Data Analyst, Fundraising Program Manager, Financial Aid Counselor, and others.

What other career paths can I pursue?

Other career paths include Business Manager, Sales Agents for trading & commodities, Human Resource Specialist, Advertising Sales, Controller, Economist, and many more. Talking to faculty in the major or a career counselor can provide you with more information about a variety of career paths associated with this major.

How to I declare this major?

The first step is to communicate with one of the contact people for this major: Dr. Frank Engert, Roberts Learning Center,, or Dr. Sheena Bunnell, Roberts Learning Center,, or Dr. Shahrokh Dalpour, Roberts Learning Center,

To apply to the major, complete a change of major form (available in Merrill Center or any academic office). A C- or higher is required in all BUS and ECO courses.

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