Bachelor of Science in Business, Economics and Public Policy

Shape the economic future through effective public policy

IU Southeast’s Economics and Public Policy concentration equips you with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of global markets, analyze economic trends, and develop strategies to address contemporary business challenges.

Comprehensive business education for a changing global economy

Learn to think critically and analyze economic models effectively, building your understanding of how individuals, businesses, and governments make choices when dealing with scarce resources. Our expert faculty help you build your understanding of historical and current events and empower you to make well-reasoned decisions about personal matters, business problems, and public policy. You’ll gain a deep understanding of economic theories, principles, and concepts. This knowledge will equip you to analyze complex economic issues and make informed decisions in both the public and private sectors.

The business component of the degree will provide you with a solid foundation in core business disciplines, broadening your skill set and preparing you for roles in various business environments.

Hands-on Learning to Prepare for a Dynamic Career

Work with expert faculty and area business professionals on hands-on experiences designed to develop practical skills, highly sought-after by employers, including data analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication. Prepare yourself to excel in a variety of roles in both the public and private sectors. Gain a global perspective and explore the interconnectedness of worldwide economies and impact of policy decisions on businesses, societies, and individuals across the world.


A BS in Business in Economics and Public Policy opens doors to diverse career paths. You can excel as an economic analyst, advising businesses or government agencies on market trends and policy implications. You may pursue roles in consulting firms, providing strategic advice on economic and public policy matters to clients worldwide. Government agencies offer opportunities in policy analysis and development, guiding decision-making processes at local, national, or international levels. The degree's interdisciplinary nature prepares you for dynamic roles, ensuring versatility and professional growth.

Degree information

120 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

All Bachelor’s degrees offered by IU Southeast requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). View your potential course schedule options for each semester by clicking on the link below. Students are encouraged to work with an academic advisor to apply for dual credit or transfer credits and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

The Bachelor of Science in Business degree includes a general-education component intended to foster a well-rounded education. Students must also complete a core set of required courses within business and economics. In addition to 25 credit hours of 100- and 200-level courses, this core includes 19 hours of upper-level (300- and 400-level) courses.

Students must select and complete at least one concentration. A total of 24 credit hours are required to fulfill one concentration. To complete two concentrations, students must complete all required courses for both concentrations, and at least 12 credit hours must be distinct to each.

In addition to the general-education, business/economics core and concentration components, students may need to complete additional elective courses to achieve the total number of 1) credit hours and 2) 300- and 400-level credit hours required for degree completion. These elective courses may be carefully selected in pursuit of a minor, second concentration, or internship.

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Course topics include:

  • Microeconomic and macroeconomic theory
  • Business analytics: predictive and prescriptive analysis
  • Urban and international economics
  • Financial accounting
  • Managing and behavior in organizations

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