Elevate Your Knowledge of Business Strategy

Prepare yourself for a lucrative career in business, law, teaching, public administration or research, while also building an understanding of contemporary social issues. In this challenging world, few areas of study are more relevant and essential than economics.

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I fell in love with Rider the second I drove onto campus. It was exactly what I needed — a smaller college environment where I could excel and showcase my talents.
Alex Simon '14
Economics, International Business and Global Studies (B.S.B.A.)
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Where Potential Becomes a Plan

Rider economics majors are in-demand among consulting firms, corporations, private banking and financial institutions, government agencies and nonprofit agencies. Many graduates begin their careers as analysts, then progress to management positions in business and government. An undergraduate degree in economics from Rider also provides outstanding preparation for graduate study in economics, business and law.

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Major Requirements

Our economics program offers a flexible curriculum that allows you to target your specific career goals.

Students pursue a degree in one of two tracks:

For business majors:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in Economics

For liberal arts majors:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics

The major requirements are the same whether students pursue a B.S.B.A. or a B.A. in Economics. The difference between the two degrees is the college-level core requirements.

Start Strong to Make it Big

Get a head start on your career in an internship or co-op position. Build your resume with real-world experience to stand out when you graduate.

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How to Apply

View requirements, application deadlines and steps to apply.

Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

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Transferring to Rider

Interested in transferring to Rider for economics?
Visit the Community College Agreements page to see the community colleges Rider partners with and the courses that transfer for each major.