A picture of the entrance to the Miller College of Business.

Economics is a very broad and rich discipline that provides tools to analyze a wide variety of issues in business, society, and politics. A major in economics provides excellent preparation for graduate and professional school, including law school, and for rewarding careers in consulting, finance, and other private and public sector employment.

Our students have gone on to work at JPMorgan Chase, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Indiana Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and to top law schools and doctoral programs.

We offer three majors through Miller College of Business and College of Sciences and Humanities. Our program features small class sizes taught by full-time professors, a thriving student economics club, and many other ways for students to get involved. Those include internships, the Fed Challenge, the John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, and the Center for Business and Economic Research.

The Student Experience


Our Faculty and Staff

We look forward to connecting with you about how our programs can help you achieve a successful, fulfilling career. Meet our faculty and staff.


Activities and Opportunities

Active student organizations, internships, and talks from industry leaders enrich your Ball State experience. Get involved.

Industry Connections

An engaged community of alumni, friends, and business partners supports our department through giving and involvement, such as serving on our advisory board.

Renowned Centers Fuel Research and Service

Students and faculty regularly collaborate with communities and businesses to achieve real-world solutions. Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research and the Institute for the Study of Political Economy are among established centers and technology-rich settings that support our work.