Franklin University Announces New Business Economics Major

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Franklin University is pleased to announce the addition of its new Business Economics Major to its on-campus and online offerings beginning in Fall 2010. Students in the Business Economics major will build the flexible, appealing skill set that will prepare them for excellent earning potential in careers with a strong job outlook.

By developing keen analytical and forecasting expertise, Business Economics students will acquire the ability to understand how to “follow the dollar” and explain the forces shaping the ever-changing international marketplace.

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new Business Economics Major to its on-campus and online offerings beginning in Fall 2010. Students in the Business Economics major will build the flexible, appealing skill set that will prepare them for excellent earning potential in careers with a strong job outlook.

By developing keen analytical and forecasting expertise, Business Economics students will acquire the ability to understand how to “follow the dollar” and explain the forces shaping the ever-changing international marketplace.

In addition to increasing opportunity for sustainable economic growth and increased profitability, this bachelor’s degree program can also serve as the bedrock for many graduate degree programs, including those in business and finance. Students will learn to:

  •     Use data in business decision making
  •     Appraise current and historical economic trends and issues
  •     Forecast business activity based on economic models
  •     Understand regulation and deregulation issues
  •     Use current technology to develop business analytics
  •     Analyze ethical issues in economic policies and regulations
  •     Gain knowledge toward obtaining professional designations

Graduates of Franklin’s Business Economics Major will be well-qualified to hold positions as banking and finance evaluators, brand managers, community and business developers, education administrators, financial officers, industry forecasters, investor relations specialists, market or research analysts, operations executives, and public service office holders.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, more than 11,000 students attend Franklin, both at its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, and at its newest location in Indianapolis, in addition to online. Franklin offers 27 undergraduate majors (including three new available Fall 2010) as well as three graduate programs and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe, Far East, and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at http://www.franklin.edu.

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