The major in economics leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and provides students with the theoretical and conceptual basis of economics. Economics majors are particularly well prepared to enter graduate programs in business in addition to assuming entry-level positions in business firms, non-profit organizations or government. The major in economics also prepared the graduate for positions in banking, financial analysis, and related financial services industries.

Goals for Economics Major

Students majoring in economics must demonstrate that they:

  • Understand microeconomic theories of production and consumption, including strategic behavior and decision making under uncertain conditions;
  • Understand macroeconomic models including classical, Keynesian, monetarist, new classical and new Keynesian systems, including applications of monetary and fiscal policies in the different models;
  • Understand the specific theories studied in their elective courses, which may include money and banking, international economics, public finance, regional economic analysis and labor economics.

The Curriculum

Requirements for Business Economic Major

Courses Title   Credits
ECON 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics   3
ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomics   3
ECON 475 International Economics  
FIN 475 International Finance   3
ECON/FIN 3/400 Electives   9
Business electives (3/400-level)     6

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