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Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies


Business Economics Major


Program Details



The business economics major provides students with the ability to apply the general concepts of economics to help solve management problems. Firms are becoming increasingly aware of the contribution that economics can make in day-to-day decisions. The major is centered around a thorough understanding of economics and is supplemented by courses in accounting, finance, and management. Managerial economics, research methods in economics, and an internship provide the link between economic theory and business application.

In addition to providing an especially strong foundation for employment in business, the business economics major is also a good basis for graduate work in business, economics, and law. With the growing emphasis on economic education in the high schools, the business economics major can also help prepare students for certification in the areas of management or economics. Students considering public school teaching as a career should refer to the programs in education - click here for details.

Total credit hours required for degree: 120

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS


(See also General Education Core)

Course Credit Hours Year Taken
Core 34-55  
Major Course Requirements
(Some of the following may be used to satisfy college core requirements)
 
Accounting 201 Financial Accounting 3 2
Accounting 202 Managerial Accounting 3 2
Business Law 301 The Legal Environment of Business  
or
Economics 346 Government and Economic Life 3 2, 3
Economics 131 Principles of Microeconomics 3 1
Economics 141 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 1
Economics 241 Statistics 3 2
Economics 332 Managerial Economics 3 3
Economics 448 Business and Economic Forecasting 3 3, 4
Economics 474 Economic Research Proposal 1 3, 4
Economics 475 Research Project in Economics 3 4
Finance 333 Corporation Finance 3 2
Management 101 Introduction to Contemporary Business 3 1
Management 201 Principles of Business Management 3 2
Management 202 Applied Integrated Management 3 2
Mathematics 143 & 144 Mathematical Analysis for Business & Economics I and II  
or
Mathematics 201 Calculus I 3 or 6 1,2
Risk Management and Insurance 273 Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance 3 2
  46-49  
Concentration
Concentration in Business Analysis
Economics 401 Economics of Competitive Strategy 3 3, 4
Economics elective Economics course (300- or 400-level) 3 3, 4
Management 401 Management Science 3 3, 4
Management elective Management course (300- or 400-level) 3 3, 4
Economics 470
or
Finance 470
or
Elective in Economics, Finance, or Management (300- or 400-level) 3 3, 4
  15
 
 
Concentration in Finance
Accounting 303 Cost Management 3 3, 4
Economics/Finance 343 Money and Banking 3 3, 4
Finance 351 Financial Management 3 3, 4
Finance 352 Investments 3 3, 4
Economics 470
or
Finance 470
or
Elective in Accounting, Economics, or Management (300- or 400-level) 3 3, 4
  15  
Electives
The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 60 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are encouraged to select electives that will complement their major course of study, for example, courses in Anthropology, Communications, Government and Politics, History, International Studies, Law, and Sociology.