Economics Major

The study of economics develops analytical skills that are applicable to many jobs, including careers in business and government.  An economics major also provides an excellent background for graduate study in:

  • business
  • law
  • public administration
  • finance
  • economics

Many students elect to pursue dual majors in the Breech School, with a dual major in economics and finance being particularly commonplace.

Economics Major      Business Administration Minor


Student Learning & Engagement

An economics major provides a broad foundation which is excellent preparation for many jobs in business and government.  Economics majors are required to take courses in:

  • accounting
  • economics
  • finance
  • statistics
  • marketing
  • management

This preparation provides the broad-based background sought by many employers while emphasizing the rigorous analytical skills that characterize economic reasoning.


Where Our Students Go

Economics majors from Drury have gone on to careers in business, government and higher education. Recent graduates include:

  • Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Volunteer at AmeriCorps in Los Angeles
  • Investment banker in New York City
  • Graduate student at the University of Kansas

Take Your Education Abroad

All Breech students will enroll in a Course which involves foreign travel designed to provide an engaging, immersing international experience. Students may choose from:

MGMT 205: Study Abroad
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in this category will be for a year, semester or stay of at least 21 days. These trips will include formal enrollment in a University (Drury or other) study abroad program in any academic area. Students will have the opportunity to interact in the global business community on a variety of levels: business transactions, travel arrangements and interactions with residents of the host country. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.

MGMT 206: Study Abroad - Business/Leadership
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in the business/leadership category will be for a stay of at least 14 days. These trips will include formal enrollment in a University (Drury or other) program, with a focus on global business. In this type of study abroad program, students will be exposed to business operations and/or leadership challenges in another country. They will also be expected to have interactions with business executives or other leaders in professional settings. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.

MGMT 207: Study Abroad - Service Learning
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in the service learning category will be for a stay of at least 7 days. This program would not necessarily require formal enrollment in a University; it would, however, require affiliation with a formal agency/organization or some form of University sponsorship. Students may not complete this program on an individual basis. In this type of study abroad program, students will be focused on an intensive immersive experience and will be interacting almost exclusively with a variety of host country residents while engaged in a community service project. Students will be expected to base this personal interaction on the pursuit of a particular goal. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.

MGMT 208: Study Abroad - International Student
0 credit hours

Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech student abroad requirement. The international student category covers students from outside the United States who are studying business at Drury. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.

The Drury Study Abroad program offers both short and long term international study opportunities. Our students have previously studied in: 

  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Granada, Spain
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Aigina, Greece

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Continue Your Education With Drury's MBA Program

Seamlessly continue your education towards a Master in Business Administration from Drury. A few highlights of the program include:

  • MBA program can be completed in one, two, or four year sequences
  • All courses are offered in the evenings (6 - 8:45 p.m.)
  • The curriculum is customizable to students’ needs
  • Week-long trip to an international business destination (usually Greece or China)

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