Business & Entrepreneurship

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, investments, corporate finance, business law, 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.
47%

of recent Ole grads start their careers in business.

#2

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

100+

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

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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 your major choice to find success working in business.

Watch Chris Casey

CHRIS CASEY ’18

Economics Major
Senior Bussiness Analyst at UHG

Watch Mariah DuBose

MARIAH DUBOSE ’16

Economics and Mathematics Major
Consulting Analyst at Accenture

Watch Ahmed and Rammah

AHMED NOMAN AND RAMMAH SHANDAQ ’18

Economics Majors
With Emphasis in Finance
Soccer Athletes

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

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