BSBA in Business Administration with Emphasis in Economics

Degree Program Description

Students pursuing a degree in Business Administration will gain exposure to multiple areas of business including Accounting, Economics, Finance and Banking, Management, and Marketing.   By choosing to study business administration with an emphasis in Economics, students ready themselves for business careers from the broad perspective of economics, developing expertise in topics such as economic forecasting, analysis of interest rates and financial markets, labor economics and international economics.  Students typically prepare for careers in a range of industrial, commercial, and financial organizations as well as government agencies and political institutions.  Typical careers include business economist, financial analyst, risk manager, or economic research analyst.

Major Program Requirements

Students must complete all university requirements, including general education, and the degree requirements below.

General Education Requirements27
Upper Level Admission Courses34
Required Core Courses26
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Corporate Finance
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies
Introduction to Business Law
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Probability and Statistics II
Professional Development in Business
Professional Development Program - Internship
Required Economics Courses6
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Additional Economic Courses
Courses selected from the following:9-12
Introduction to International Economics
Introduction to Applied Econometric Practice
Capitalism, Democracy and Society
Topics in Economics- Social Science
Labor Economics
Public Economics
History of Economic Thought
Economics of Regulation and Antitrust
The International Monetary System
Economics of International Trade
The Banking System and the Money Market
Health Economics
Introduction to Game Theory
Economics of Education
Industrial Organization and Competitive Strategy
Economic Development
Comparative Economic Systems
Quantitative Economics
Introductory Econometrics
Law and Economics
Structural Change in Economic History
Problems in Economics
Dynamic Optimization and its Applications to the Natural Sciences and Economics
Senior Seminar in Economics
Honors Proseminar
Emphasis Support Courses *
Courses to be selected from:12-15
Computer-Based Data Systems (if not taken in UL required courses)
Accountancy
Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Public Speaking
Economics
Any 4000 level class not used as an Economics elective
Professional Writing
Finance
Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Management
Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Marketing
Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Psychology
Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Sociology
Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Statistics
Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Capstone Course - Senior year (on campus) Minimum grade of C- required3
Strategic Management
Total120
*

12 credits Emphasis Support Courses required if 12 credits in economics are taken (from required economics courses section);  15 credit emphasis support courses required if 9 credits in economics are taken (from required economics courses section).

A student may count a maximum of 30 credits in economics to meet the 120-credit requirement for the undergraduate degree.

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices and where options are available. 

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MATH 11003MATH 14003
State requirement3ECONOM 10143
Humanities3Humanities3
Biological Science3Elective3
Elective2ENGLSH 10003
BUS_AD 15002 
 16 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCTCY 20363ACCTCY 20373
BUS_AD 25002ACCTCY 22583
ECONOM 10153STAT 25003
MATH 13003Biological or Physical Science with Lab3
Physical Science3Humanities 2000 level (writing intensive)3
Elective1 
 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BA 3500 Professional Development in Business2ECONOM 43513
MRKTNG 30003MANGMT 35403
STAT 35003Emphasis Support course3
ECONOM 32293FINANC 30003
MANGMT 33003Business Writing Intensive/Emphasis Support3
 14 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECONOM 43533MANGMT 49703
Additional Economics course3Additional Economics course3
Additional Economics course3Emphasis Support course3
Emphasis Support course3Emphasis Support course3
BUS_AD 45003Additional Economics course3
 15 15
Total Credits: 120

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students who have attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by logging in to myZou and navigating to Self Service, then Student Center, and clicking on “Request Degree Audit.” The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.

MU students who have NOT attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.

For newly admitted or prospective students, MU degree audits can be created at http://www.transfer.org. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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