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Beyond the Classroom  

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while studying business economics.


As a global center of finance and technology, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to a wide range of corporations, financial institutions, and public agencies that employ economists. This provides you with ample opportunity to gain practical experience and fulfill your internship requirement at organizations such as:

  • Analysis Group
  • Bank of the West
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • Clorox
  • Credit Suisse
  • Google
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank

Senior Project

Business economics majors complete their studies with an independent research project using the tools of economic analysis to evaluate a real-life business problem. Recent senior projects have explored the following topics:

  • The Economic Effect of Immigration on the US Economy
  • The Role of Human Capital and Its Transmission in Developing Countries
  • Redefining the Perceived Value of Music in the Digital Age

Activities & Resources
The Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College, which houses our MBA Program, organizes conferences and lectures featuring business leaders, policy makers, and activists who are working to create sustainable, socially responsible organizations. These events provide opportunities for you to explore issues such as inequality and environmental sustainability and learn about the ways businesses are working to solve these problems.
What Can I Do with an Business Economics Degree from Mills?

Majoring in business economics develops your analytic, mathematical, written, and oral communication skills, which are valuable in many different settings. In recent years, graduates have used their Mills education to succeed in such positions as:

Project Manager and Senior Sales Operations Analyst

Regional Managing Director
American Airlines

Blue Ocean Mariculture

Senior Financial Associate
Cushman and Wakefield

Chief Executive Officer

McCormack & Bauer Law

Oakland Chinatown Jubilee Community Center

Director of Sales & Marketing

Financial Planner
American Express Financial Advisors

Associate Director, Investor and Public Relations

Vice President of Retail Sales and Service Manager
East West Bank

Director of Human Resources
First Place for Youth

Municipal Research Head
Nationwide Insurance

Treasury Analyst
Stanford University