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Business Economics

The major in Business Economics prepares students for a variety of business, management and finance careers. It balances the analytical and critical thinking skills of economic analysis with the theory and practice of business in support of decision making.  The Business Economics degree leads to careers in banking and investments, marketing, sales, merchandizing, human resource management, financial and managerial accounting, auditing, financial and market analysis, small business development and management, among many other career opportunities.


The curriculum emphasizes:

A core curriculum in organization and management, marketing, finance, accounting, data analysis, forecasting or operations analysis, and a capstone experience that integrates and applies skills through the use of case studies and industry partner projects.

 

Course Catalog, Business Economics

Major Requirements

  • ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • BADM 101 - Survey of Business (3 credits)
  • BADM 310 - Business Finance (3 credits)
  • BADM 350 - Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • BADM 360 - Organization and Management (3 credits)
  • BADM 370 - Marketing (3 credits)
  • BADM 424 - Operations Research (3 credits) or ECON 423 - Introduction to Econometrics (3 credits)
  • BADM 460 - Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • BADM 482 - Business Policy and Strategy (3 credits)
  • CSC/MGMT 325 - Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • Upper-division electives in ACCT, BADM, ECON, and/or MGMT, 15 credits total

Supporting Coursework

  • ENGL 379 - Technical Communication (3 credits)
  • STAT 281 - Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)


Degrees Offered

Students in Business Economics may choose to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The B.A. degree requires course work in a modern language, whereas the B.S. degree requires course work in the biological and physical sciences. We recommend a B.A. for students interested in pursuing a career in international economics or business.

 

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