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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 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.

Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the new Core Curriculum, which takes effect with the Class of 2016, is available at http://www.providence.edu/academic-affairs/core-curriculum.

Required Courses:

  6.   OR   OR  
  7. MTH 217 - Introduction to Statistics  OR MTH 423 - Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics I 
  9. The business economics major includes ENG 301 - Intermediate Writing  in order to develop clear writing skills and two required courses in related business fields: ACC 203 - Financial Accounting  and FIN 207 - Managerial Finance I . All course substitutions must be made in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor and require the prior approval of the economics department chair.
  10. Beyond their required courses, business economics majors choose an additional seven courses from among the department’s upper-division electives. At least one of the seven must be a 400-level economics course. NOTE: Beginning with the Class of 2017,   will replace one elective as a major requirement.

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