Economics - Bachelor of Business Administration

This program is especially suitable for students who find economics interesting and who intend, perhaps without additional formal education beyond the Bachelor degree, to take jobs in business or government. This degree prepares you for a wide variety of jobs including those leading eventually to positions of executive responsibility. It is also appropriate for those who may choose to seek a Master of Business Administration degree after graduation.  It is also a great degree for someone interested in pursuing a career as a lawyer.

In addition to completing general education common core, College of Business foundation and business core, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and general electives (see above), every candidate for the bachelor of business administration in economics must complete each of these courses with a grade of C- or better.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Grades of C- or better are required in general education communications courses.
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
Choose one from the following:4
Rhetoric and Composition4
Rhetoric and Composition Honors4
Rhetoric and Composition for International and Multilingual Students4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra (Foundation Requirement) 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Principles of Macroeconomics (Credits are counted in Business Core)3
Principles of Microeconomics (Credits are counted in Business Core)3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 2
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences (must earn a grade of at least C- (foundation requirement)) 13
Viewing A Wider World Courses 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Foundation Requirements 4
Choose one from the following:3
If A ST 251G/STAT 251G is taken before MATH 121G then the Statistics course will satisfy the Area II Requirement and MATH 121G must be taken as a foundation requirement 1
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistical Applications (Foundation Requirement - doesn't count as Gen.Ed )3
Business Core: Lower Division (minimum grades of C- required)
ACCT 221Principles of Accounting I (Financial) (not recommended for freshman year)3
ACCT 222Principles of Accounting II (Managerial)3
BCIS 110Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems3
BUSA 111Introduction to Business3
Business Core: Upper Division
BCIS 338Business Information Systems I3
BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business3
FIN 341Financial Analysis and Markets3
MGT 309Human Behavior in Organizations3
MGT 449Strategic Management3
MKTG 303Principles of Marketing3
Choose one from the following:3
Production and Operations Management3
Project Management in Organizations3
Enterprise Resource Planning3
Upper division Economics or Applied Statistics elective from the following prefixes: A ST (excluding A ST 311), ECON3
Upper Division Business elective from the following prefixes: A ST, ACCT, B A, BCIS, BLAW, ECON, FIN, I B, MGT, MKTG (excluding A ST 311)3
Major Courses 5
ECON 304Money and Banking3
ECON 311Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON 312Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 405Introductory Econometrics3
ECON 489Senior Economics Seminar3
ECON Upper Division Electives9
At least one course must be from the following:
Public Finance3
Labor Economics3
Managerial Economics3
Open Economy Macroeconomics3
International Economics
Mathematical Economics3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 616
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 121G College Algebra and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MATH 121G College Algebra (C- or better) 1 3
BCIS 110 Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 4
Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) 1  
Rhetoric and Composition Honors (C- or better) 1  
Rhetoric and Composition for International and Multilingual Students (C- or better) 1  
Area V: Humanities 2 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences (C- or better) 1 3
BUSA 111 Introduction to Business (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations (C- or better)  
Public Speaking (C- or better)  
Principles of Human Communication (C- or better)  
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (C- or better) 1  
Statistical Applications (C- or better)  
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (C- or better)  
ECON 251G Principles of Macroeconomics ((C- or better, counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed)) 3
ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting I (Financial) (C- or better) 3
ENGL 203G Business and Professional Communication ((C- or better, counts towards Area I Gen.Ed)) 1 3
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECON 252G Principles of Microeconomics ((C- or better, counts towards Area IV Gen.Ed)) 1 3
ACCT 222 Principles of Accounting II (Managerial) 3
Elective Course 3 4
Elective Course 3 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
ECON 304 Money and Banking 1 3
ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 1 3
BCIS 338 Business Information Systems I 1 3
MKTG 303 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 309 Human Behavior in Organizations 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECON 312 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 1 3
ECON 405 Introductory Econometrics 1 3
BLAW 316 Legal Environment of Business 3
FIN 341 Financial Analysis and Markets 1 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Choose one Upper-Division Elective in ECON from the following: 3
Public Finance 1  
Labor Economics  
Managerial Economics  
Open Economy Macroeconomics 1  
International Economics
or International Economics
 
Mathematical Economics  
ECON Upper-Division Elective 5 3
ECON or A ST Upper-Division Elective Course (excluding A ST 311) 5 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Enterprise Resource Planning 1  
Production and Operations Management 1  
Project Management in Organizations  
Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Spring
ECON 489 Senior Economics Seminar 1, 6 3
ECON Upper-Division Elective Course 5 3
MGT 449 Strategic Management 1 3
Any Business Upper-Division Elective Course (excluding A ST 311) 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120