Economics Major Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Economics provides the student with an understanding of economic issues pertaining to individual firms, industries, and the overall economy. The study of economics emphasizes both analytic reasoning and a thorough knowledge of economic institutions. Economics majors, supported by the knowledge of functional tools acquired in the business core, analyze such topics as inflation, unemployment, international trade, financial markets, and governmental economic activity. The program has proven useful to people who have moved into positions in many of the functional areas of business. It is also excellent training for graduate study in business, in law, and in economics itself.


Undergraduate core requirements: 64 hours, including MATH 150 and STAT 210 [For further information, see the Recommended Class Schedule]

Business core requirements: 42 hours.

  • ACCT 200 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 201 Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • BLAW 300 Legal Environment
  • ECON 200 Microeconomic Principles
  • ECON 201 Macroeconomic Principles
  • ECON 300 International Trade & Business Environment
  • FINC 300 Business Finance
  • INFO 120 Introduction to Business Technology
  • INFO 200 Managing Information Technology
  • MGMT 300 Managerial Behavior
  • MGMT 301 Managerial Communication
  • MGMT 302 Quality and Productivity in Operations
  • MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing
  • SHRM 200 Human Resources in a Diverse Society
  • STAT 211 Statistics for Business II

Major Requirements: 18 total credit hours, as follows:

  • 18 hours of economics courses above the business core: ECON 305, 306, 307 and 12 hours of economics electives, at least 6 hours of which much be at the 400 level.
  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the economics courses.
  • Each student must orally present a paper written in a 400-level economics course in a forum of department faculty and students.


  • 3 hours of business electives
  • 3 hours of general electives