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 an intermediate writing course (ENG 301) in order to develop clear writing skills and two required courses in related business fields: Financial Accounting (ACC 203) and Managerial Finance I (FIN 207). 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 of the seven must be a 400-level economics course.
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 or 109 or 131; MTH 217 or 423; ACC 203; 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.