Economics helps you understand the patterns and principles that affect our economy. You need an education that lets you think outside the box as you work to predict and solve problems faced by businesses and the government.

Economics is a versatile major that encompasses aspects of business, math, political science, law, and philosophy. You’ll develop analytical and quantitative skills as you being exploring the forces of international markets, banking, human resources, and urban growth.

The foundation of economics at Heidelberg is a professional core focused on micro and macroeconomics as well as a capstone experience that allows you to complete a detailed investigation of a significant economic issue.

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Each semester, a new business executive or entrepreneur offers their time and expertise to Heidelberg students. These professionals have experience in private and public companies and they serve as guest lecturers in your classes, offer mentoring sessions, and provide you with networking opportunities.

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Seven Steps to Success

The School of Business has developed an event series focused on helping you develop professional skills. The seven step series includes workshops on creating a cover letter and resume, techniques of networking, simulations of interviews with human resource professionals, and dressing for the office.

Cris Gossard '87

Cris is the Executive Director for Commercial Banking at JPMorgan Chase.

Outcomes & Careers

Our students take many different paths after graduation. Careers in economics can include Bond Trader, Labor Economist, Public Policy Consultant, Markey Analyst and Stock Broker.

Some companies that have hired our students include: Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Marathon Oil Company, Ernst and Young, Merrill Lynch, 5/3 Bank, JP Morgan Chase, First Energy, Northwestern Mutual, Price Waterhouse Cooper, and Honda.


Heidelberg's business programs have been awarded full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs and degrees offered by the Heidelberg University meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP. Please visit College Navigator for student achievement information, or review our student enrollment information. 

Learn more about our program's success by viewing our Student Achievement Data.

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Below is a sampling of courses offered in the School of Business. 

  • Public Finance
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Investments
  • Financial Markets and Institutions

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at admission [at] or 419-448-2330.

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