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What can I do with a business administration degree vs an economics degree?

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Ann’s Answer


Hi Armani,

There is some overlap between the two, as it is important to understand the economy to operate a business, but economics is focus more so in mathematics. I am going to include a few links in the next steps to help give you an insight into the differences. The first outlines the differences between the two, the second gives you insight of what economist do, and the third are some of the careers you can go into with a BS in Business Administration. I hope this helps!

Ann recommends the following next steps:

  • https://www.theclassroom.com/difference-between-business-administration-economics-4450.html
  • https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/19-3011.00
  • https://www.businessadministrationinformation.com/general-business/business-administration-degree-job-options
I have a real world example. My friend and I went to the same college. He took economics and I went with Business Adminstration. After six years, he became a lawyer. I have found that Business Adminitration opens more doors than an economics degree. Just my opinion, I am not discounting the value of an economics degree.

Yeskendir (Alex)’s Answer

I would say that a business degree provided me with more workforce ready skills, because a lot of classes I took required working in teams, doing project management, business forecasting, etc. I had friends who took Econ, and I remember them saying that once you move into 300 level classes econ loses it applicability to most work you will be doing after college, so I suggest going with business if you are not trying to get a doctorate in economics or pursue a career as an economic consultant.

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