If you are planning to enter the business world, or are interested in careers in fields like finance, banking, management, human resources, or marketing…
St. Olaf is your place.
Students with an interest in business often major in economics and consider an area of emphasis, or you can consider a management studies concentration taking courses in financial accounting, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, investment, corporate finance, etc. St. Olaf offers coursework to build skills and gain knowledge in key business areas.

The best Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs do not require a specific undergraduate curriculum. They seek people with strong skills in analysis, communication, and leadership. They are looking for Oles.

of recent Ole grads start their careers in business.


Economics is the 2nd most popular major for St. Olaf graduates!


Oles who had internships in Business related fields in 2016-17


St. Olaf’s liberal arts education prepares students for a variety of careers in Business.   While many students choose an Economics major, you don’t have to limit you major choice to find success working in business.

Top Employers for Economics Majors  (first employers, within 9 months of graduation)

Epic Systems Target Corporation Mayo Clinic
Best Buy Abbott Northwestern Hospital Ecolab 3M
Wells Fargo Ameriprise Financial Cargill General Mills
Thomson Reuters Thrivent Financial Boston Consulting Group
McKinsey & Company Analysis Group