As an economics major, you’ll learn how human beings engage and employ the material wealth of the world. Our powerful, values-based curriculum will enable you to understand how the world actually works—and help you to make it a better place.

Get ready for your choice of fascinating careers

The economics major is outstanding preparation for rewarding careers in a wide variety of professional settings, including banks, corporations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and start-up companies. You’ll learn to make rational, evidence-based decisions, to act thoughtfully as a consumer and citizen, and to participate effectively in the global economy. In small classes, you’ll work side-by-side with an outstanding faculty that includes Fulbright scholars, successful authors and top-level corporate leaders. Brennan offers two majors in economics: the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. The latter is for student interested in interdisciplinary study or a second major.

More ways to learn, on campus and beyond

Extensive practical experience is built into our economics curriculum. Brennan’s practicums and internships draw on Chicago’s vast corporate resources. We make our connections your connections, so you can test drive your dream job in the real world. You’ll dive deep into the ethical and legal implications of business practices. To gain a global economic perspective, you can choose from among study abroad programs on four continents. You may even qualify for our first-rate Accelerated MBA Program—a pathway to a completed MBA in just one additional year of study.

Dahlia Mijarez

Brennan Graduate

“Dominican gave me so many opportunities. The faculty helped me obtain awesome internships with both the U.S. Department of Commerce and MB Financial Bank. Those kinds of great real-world experiences set me up to land a wonderful job right after graduation.”

Prepare for a life of purpose and impact

From your first to your last day on campus (and even after you graduate), you’ll have full access to academic and career advising that is thoughtful, effective and personalized to you. The Brennan Career Development Program will guide you through the subtleties of resume writing, interviewing and networking. The Executives-in-Residence Program will introduce you to business leaders who will mentor you one-on-one in career settings. The curriculum itself will prepare you for lifelong intellectual and professional competence. You’ll be open to new ideas, proficient with emerging technologies, and able to adapt and thrive through a long and meaningful career.

The Brennan School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide.

Ismael Alvarado

Brennan Graduate

“I would not be where I am today without the Dominican community. The support and encouragement I received every day made it possible for me to pursue some really ambitious career goals, and enabled me to land a job with a major Chicago bank right after graduation.”

In addition to economics, Dominican offers a variety of undergraduate business majors.

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