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2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Economics

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Bachelor of Arts 

This major is designed for the student who expects to be working in the business or government sectors of the economy, but wishes to take advantage of liberal arts courses in philosophy, humanities, and social sciences to acquire the flexibility necessary to succeed in new situations and to master new information. This concentration differs from the concentration in economics in the breadth of knowledge required of functional business fields and in the areas of application of economic analysis.

The business economics major includes all the course requirements of the economics major with the addition of several required courses in related business fields: Financial Accounting (ACC 103) and Managerial Finance I (FIN 207). Business economics majors are also required to develop their writing skills by taking Intermediate Writing (ENG 301). All course substitutions must be made in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor and require the prior approval of the economics department chair.

Beyond their required courses, business economics majors choose an additional seven courses from among the department’s upper-division electives. At least one course must be a 400-level economics course.

Suggested Sequence

Sophomore Sem. 1

Junior Sem. 1

Junior Sem. 2

Economics Electives (2) 6 Credits
Philosophy Elective (Ethics) 3 Credits
Non-Departmental Elective 3 Credits
Fine Arts Elective 3 Credits

Senior Sem. 1

Senior Sem. 2

Economics Electives (2) 6 Credits
Free Electives (3) 9 Credits


Required: ECN 101, 102, 201, 202, and 214, and 21 credit hours of upper-division electives; three of those credits must be at the 400 level. One related course from another department may fulfill one upper-division economics elective with permission of the economics department chair. Also required: MTH 108, 109, or
131; MTH 217; ACC 103; FIN 207; THL 376; and ENG 301.

NOTE: The above-suggested sequence of courses reflects a Typical program of study. The sequence may be modified to accommodate student needs and course scheduling arrangements.

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