Economics in Business

Economics in business

Western Michigan University's economics in business program develops your abilities to identify complex problems, think analytically and apply strategic decision making processes. This degree prepares you for a career in a number of fields, including commodities trading, journalism and foreign service, among others.

You’ll go beyond the classroom in this Haworth College of Business program, having the opportunity to join several business-related organizations. You’ll also be equipped with the skills needed to further your professional studies in programs such as economics, law, public administration and more.

So what does our major have to offer you? WMU Haworth graduates are working as consultants, financial planners, and researchers in major business, accounting and consumer goods manufacturing firms around the globe.

beyond the classroom

To be successful as an economics in business major, it is important to apply the fundamental skills learned inside the classroom to real-world experience. Through the Economics Student Association, you will discuss current issues while visiting with economics scholars. In addition, a variety of speakers and other events on campus will help you strengthen the problem solving skills essential for a successful career in economics.  

economics in business major coursework

  • ECON 2010—Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 2020—Principles of Macroeconomic
  • ECON 2090—Introductory Economic Statistics
  • ECON 3390—Exploring Economic Data


  • CIS 2640—Applied Analytics Foundation
  • ECON 4030—Intermediate Microeconomics


  • ECON 4031—Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus
  • ECON 4060—Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 4090—Econometrics


Majors should choose the remainder of their economics courses in consultation with the undergraduate advisor.

For more information on course requirements go to the WMU catalog.


What can you do with an economics degree? Students who have graduated from the WMU economics program are working as:

  • Account Executives
  • Assistant Professors
  • Senior Technical Advisors
  • Small Business Managers
  • Pricing Analysts

our faculty

Students with questions or concerns related to their coursework, or who seek career advising should contact the faculty member listed below:

Dr. Don Meyer
Office: 5311 Friedmann | (269) 387-5531
Email Don Meyer