Economics

Undergraduate Program (BSBA)

Study how goods and services make the world go round. Witness the impacts of economics on society and learn to find solutions that make economies more productive and sustainable.

Sample Four-Year Economics Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
MATH 150 - Elements of Calculus I 3
First Year Seminar 3
ENGL 115 - Rhetoric 3
Foreign Language Elective 3
PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
BUAD 101 - The Business Profession I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Theology 111: Ignatian Imagination 3
ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination 3
ECON 200 - Microeconomic Principles 3
Foreign Language Elective 3
Scientific Perspectives 3
BUAD 102 - The Business Profession I 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
ACCT 200 - Introductory Financial Acct 3
BAIS 120 - Introduction to Business Tech 1
BUAD 201 - The Business Profession II 0
ECON 201 - Macroeconomic Principles 3
STAT 210 - Statistics For Business I 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
SHRM 200 - Human Resources In a Diverse S 3
ECON 300 - Int’l Trade & Bus Environment 3
STAT 211 - Statistics For Business II 3
ACCT 201 - Introductory Managerial Acct 3
BUAD 202 - The Business Profession II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
ECON 305 - Microeconomic Analysis 3
MGMT 300 - Managerial Behavior 3
FINC 300 - Business Finance 3
BUAD 301 - The Business Profession III 0
Economics Elective 3
Historical Perspectives 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
ECON 306 - Macroeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 307 - Empirical Analysis In Economic 3
MGMT 301 - Managerial Communications 2
MGMT 302 - Quality & Product in Operation 3
MKTG 300 - Principles of Marketing 3
Theological Perspectives 3
BUAD 302 - The Business Profession III 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
ECON 492 - Capstone Experience in Economics I 1
Economics Elective 3
Economics Elective 3
Writing Intensive Flag 3
Humanities Perspectives 3
General Elective 3
BUAD 401 - The Business Profession IV 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
BLAW 300 - Legal Environment 3
ECON 493 - Capstone Experience in Economics II 2
Economics Elective 3
Business Elective 3
Creative Perspectives 3
General Elective 3
BUAD 402 - The Business Profession IV 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Economics major at Xavier:

Microeconomic Principles (Econ 200) - Principles governing the efficient allocation of the nation’s scarce resources. Economic behavior of consumers, producers, and resource owners.

Macroeconomic Analysis (Econ 306) - Theoretical foundations of macro models integrating real and monetary sectors in both open and closed economies. Controversies in modern macro theory, with emphasis on business cycle theory.

Empirical Analysis In Economic (Econ 307) - The construction and testing of economic models. Emphasis given to linear regression techniques, special problems in estimating economic relationships, and interpretation of results.

Capstone Experience in ECON I (Econ 492) - The primary aim of the course is to use economic theory and data analysis to conduct an original research project. In this course, students will learn how to decide on an appropriate research topic, formulate hypotheses using economic theory, fit the topic into a broader literature, collect and analyze data and write the capstone itself.

98% of Xavier students are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

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of Xavier students are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

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Economics Advisory board members, who also serve as mentors to undergraduate students, represent firms like the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Federal Reserve Bank of Cincinnati, Fifth Third Bank, Procter & Gamble and Western & Southern Financial Group.

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