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 Economic Major 

 

SPOTLIGHT

 

School of Business
Economics Major

A student pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration degree can choose to major in economics. Economics explains how markets allocate resources to promote our material well-being. It helps students develop a framework for understanding how events affect different markets for goods and services and how the aggregate functioning of the markets determines output, employment and prices. The economic framework is also widely used by managers within firms to assign resources to different activities. Students are also able to evaluate government policies designed to stabilize the economy, redistribute income, regulate industries, and foster international trade.

Economics offers a broader view of the economy than other business related majors. The emphasis is on developing logical thinking, which aids in decision making and problem solving skills. Graduates are well prepared for careers in the public and private sector and receive an excellent background for furthering their education at graduate or professional schools.

 

Requirements for the Major

Required BSBA Core Courses - Credits: 39

Required Major Courses - Credits: 18

And 2 Elective Courses

Elective courses are selected from any 300-400 level economic courses excluding internship.

Other Required Courses - Credits: 6 

or MATH225 Calculus I Credits / Units: 4

 

School of Business
Suggested Program of Study:
Economics Major

 

First Year

First Semester

Hours

Liberal Studies (English 101)

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Math requirement

3

CPSC 210

3

Liberal Studies

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Second Semester

Hours

Liberal Studies (English 103)

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Liberal Studies

3

Accounting  209

3

Math requirement…..(if needed or elective)

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Second Year

First Semester

Hours

Economics 201

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Liberal Studies

3

Liberal Studies (Comm 200)

3

Accounting 210

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Second Semester

Hours

Economics 202

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Liberal Studies

3

Liberal Studies (English 210)

3

Economics 219

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Third Year

First Semester

Hours

ACCT 340

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Finance 320

3

Microeconomic Analysis (302)

3

International Economics (326)

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Second Semester

Hours

MGMT 351

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Macroeconomic Analysis (301)

3

ECON 304 or FIN 323

3

Management 320

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Fourth Year

First Semester

Hours

FIN 303

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

CPSC/MGMT 365

3

Marketing 330

3

Economics (elective )

3

Total hours

15-16

 

Second Semester

Hours

Management 458

3

Liberal Studies

3-4

Economics (elective)

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Total hours

15-16

Accredited Programs:
BSBA in Accounting, BSBA in Economics, BSBA in Finance, BSBA in Management, BSBA in Marketing
Candidates for accreditation:
BSBA in Sustainable Management, MBA

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