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Economics Major

School of Business and Economics

Why Choose Economics?

Economics is a major that focuses on big questions and critical thinking. The skills you gain from the study of Economics are highly employable.

Economics is the only liberal arts degree that mixes both technical and liberal skills creating what has been coined as the “just-right” degree.

(Liberal Education & America’s Promise, The National Leadership Council of the Association of American Colleges and Universities)

Economics is the most employable liberal arts degree.

(Research as reported by

Economics is the highest paying liberal arts degree at both time of graduation and mid-career.

(The Top Highest Paying Liberal Arts Degree Jobs, 2019 College Ranker)

Economics majors are among the most likely majors to make the corner office, and they’re 250% more likely to become an S&P 500 CEO than business majors.

(Economics: The Most Employable Liberal Art, Bentley College research)

Economics ranks 13th among 44 majors in the number of bachelor degrees awarded in 2018.

(The Most Popular College Major, Niche, 2019)

Economics is the science of purposeful human action. It is the only liberal arts subject that interweaves the concepts of scarcity, subjective value, self-interest, proper incentives, and interdependence. As such, it allows for real and meaningful analysis and discussion about those human actions that result in God pleasing decisions.

(Anne Bradley, Be Fruitful and Multiply)

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IACBE Accreditation

As you research Business Schools, you may notice that some business programs are accredited by organizations with long acronyms such as AACSB, IACBE, and ACBSP. What is accreditation and why does it matter? Business schools seek out accreditation to obtain quality assurance as an institution of higher learning, as well as to ensure an environment of continuous improvement. The Concordia School of Business and Economics chose to voluntarily complete a rigorous process with IACBE to evaluate the effectiveness of our business programs. You can be assured at Concordia University Irvine our goal is your academic and occupational success.

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Where Our Alumni Are Working

The value of an education is demonstrated by the success our graduates enjoy upon completion of their degree. Concordia University Irvine grads are respected in the many industries in which they find skillful work. Here are just a few of the places our alumni have recently been employed.

  • ABB
  • Boeing
  • City of Fresno
  • Consumer Portfolio Services
  • Deloitte
  • Durr
  • FBF Loans
  • LA Angels
  • Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • MGM Resorts International
  • National Sports Apparel
  • Profit Recovery Partners, LLC
  • Santa Barbara Asset Management
  • SCI Lighting Solutions
  • Sparrow Associates
  • USMC
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