Our rigorous curriculum prepares you for success in a variety of fields
The Department of Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP) prepares students for successful careers in a variety of fields, particularly in the consulting and financial services industries. Our students work closely with professors who offer expertise in recent research findings and business applications. Our international faculty members have held positions as government advisors, members of supranational organizations, and leaders of international corporations.
Undergraduate students can choose from two majors and two co-majors:
BEPP students master hard skills including analytical thinking, using statistical and econometric tools to solve problems with real business applications. They learn to analyze the business environment, taking into account antitrust laws and governmental regulations, as well as challenges and opportunities that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) represent for businesses. The curriculum encompasses modern concepts like business analytics, game theory, and sustainable business environments, emphasizing real-world applications and relevant policy discussions.
Many Kelley students choose a second major, but it’s not required. Finance is the most common second concentration for BEPP students, and public policy students often choose international business as an additional concentration. The typical BEPP student has an above average GPA and a broad interest in micro- and macroeconomics, business applications, quantitative methods, the international political economy, and public policy. Beyond the broad economic modeling tools, BEPP students practice skills such as giving presentations and writing research papers.
Our graduates are in high demand: On average, 95 percent of BEPP seniors find jobs before winter break, starting exciting and challenging careers in a variety of specializations, from economic consulting to investment or corporate banking. Some of our students go to law school after graduation, and other graduates find government positions working for the Central Bank or International Monetary Fund.
If you have questions regarding the Business Economics and Public Policy program (economic consulting, public policy, business analytics, sustainable business) and your future professional plans, please contact our faculty undergraduate liaison: