The economics program helps students develop an understanding of the economic systems which influence societies. Bluffton's economic program is centered on the historical, institutional and philosophical economic models that have been the traditional core of economics. Our economics courses focus more on understanding real-world case studies than abstract mathematical models.

Dr. Jonathan Andreas

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Despite understanding the uphill battle he is undertaking, Dr., Jonathan Andreas is  attempting to change the way economists and world leaders measure well-being. For years, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been the standard measurement of well-being, but Andreas recently presented his original research in an effort to sway world leaders and fellow economists toward another standard.

“I absolutely think MELI has the potential to improve lives. Economists agree GDP is a bad measure. The problem is nobody has been able to agree upon a better measure."  >>> Learn more


During the past four years, almost half of the students graduating with an economics major continued on to graduate school in either economics or business.

Economics graduates from Bluffton are employed as analysts, administrators, researchers, teachers, computer analysts and law professionals at organizations such as Marathon Oil, British Petroleum of America and various Mennonite institutions.  >>occupational outlook

This major can be completed in three years if you are a dedicated and ambitious student.

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COURSE PLANS are provided as a guideline for course selection leading to an economics major in three years or four years.

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