Undergraduate Program Description

The major in Environmental and Business Economics is a program of study for students interested in careers in business and management.  Students learn to think strategically about the business environment within which firms, government agencies and non-governmental organizations operate and devise appropriate responses to gain a strategic advantage within such an environment.  The major provides:

  1. a foundation in the principles of economics
  2. a knowledge of practical economic & analytical problem-solving techniques including the use of computer tools and applications
  3. an ability to apply economic concepts to the analysis of public & private policy issues
  4. an understanding of the institutional factors that underlie & influence policy decisions.
  5. an understanding of fundamental management concepts
  6. the capacity to understand sound financial and accounting principles

The learning goals of the major are geared towards preparing our undergraduates to:

  1. develop the ability to utilize and explain core economic, management, financial and accounting concepts
  2. apply economic theories and concepts to contemporary social issues, as well as the formulation of policy
  3. demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills
  4. recognize the role of ethical values in economic decisions
  5. demonstrate critical and effective communication skills

See EBE Learning Goals and Outcomes for more details.

See OPTIONS for details about the four options offered in the major.

The successful completion of the program requires grades of  “C” or better in all required courses in the major and no more than one “D” in the option area courses in the major.  To be eligible for graduation requires a minimum grade point average of 2.0, where 4.0 is highest over all, in courses including the general education courses, unspecified elective courses, and courses in the major. 

  1. Rutgers
  2. New Brunswick
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (DAFRE)