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Quantitative Business Economics (QBE)

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Quantitative Business Economics (QBE) combines the principles of economics, business, and quantitative methods to analyze trends. While Economics is the study of choices people make, Quantitative Business Economics is more focused on the specific parts of systems in order to predict future outcomes.

Companies rely heavily on data to make decisions. Students in the QBE major will develop skills to identify problems and the tools to fix them. It is a great major for students interested in careers in Public Policy, Consulting, and Data Analytics.

Courses in the QBE major include econometrics, game theory, and advanced statistical methods. QBE is the only major in the Daniels School that requires a capstone project senior year. Students will get hands-on experience working with Economics professors to solve real-world problems with data.

Maximize your experience in QBE by joining organizations such as the Purdue Economic Association, Boilermaker Consulting Group, or work with professors in the Purdue University Research Center in Economics.

Plan of Study

Quantitative Business Economics, BS 

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Transfer to Quantitative Business Economics (QBE)

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Additional Requirements: Must have a grade of B or better in any college-level calculus course.

Contact Information

A.J. Frigo
(765) 496-0264

Daniels School of Business

Careers in Quantitative Business Economics (QBE)

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Policy Analyst

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