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
|General Education Requirements||27|
|Upper Level Admission Courses||34|
|Required Core Courses||26|
|Money, Banking and Financial Markets|
|Principles of Management|
|Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies|
|Introduction to Business Law|
|Principles of Marketing|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics II|
or STAT 4510
|Applied Statistical Models I|
|Advanced Professional Development Principles|
|Professional Development Program - Internship|
|Required Economics Courses||6|
|Additional Economic Courses|
|Courses selected from the following:||9-12|
|Introduction to International Economics|
|Capitalism, Democracy and Society|
|Law and Economics|
|Topics in Economics- Social Science|
|History of Economic Thought|
|Economics of International Trade|
|The Banking System and the Money Market|
|Introduction to Game Theory|
|Economics of Education|
|Industrial Organization and Competitive Strategy|
|Problems in Economics|
|Dynamic Optimization and its Applications to the Natural Sciences and Economics|
|Senior Seminar in Economics|
Any 4000+ Level Economics Course
|Emphasis Support Courses *|
|Courses to be selected from:||12-15|
Accountancy: Any 3000 or 4000 level class
Economics: Any 4000 level class not used as an Economics elective (and excluduing ECONOM 4351)
Finance: Any 3000 or 4000 level class
|Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming|
or CMP_SC 1050
|Algorithm Design and Programming I|
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- required||3|
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.
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.
|MATH 1100||3||MATH 1400||3|
|State requirement||3||ECONOM 1014||3|
|Biological or Physical Science with Lab||3||Elective||3|
|ACCTCY 2036||3||ACCTCY 2037||3|
|BUS_AD 2500||2||ACCTCY 2258||3|
|ECONOM 1015||3||STAT 2500||3|
|Elective||4||Humanities 2000 level (writing intensive)||3|
|BUS_AD 3500||2||ECONOM 4351||3|
|MRKTNG 3000||3||MANGMT 3540||3|
|STAT 3500||3||Emphasis Support course||3|
|ECONOM 3229||3||FINANC 3000||3|
|MANGMT 3300||3||Business Writing Intensive/Emphasis Support||3|
|MANGMT 3000||3||MANGMT 4970||3|
|ECONOM 4353||3||Additional Economics course||3|
|Additional Economics course||3||Emphasis Support course||3|
|Additional Economics course||3||Emphasis Support course||3|
|Emphasis Support course||3||Emphasis Support course|
|Total Credits: 120|
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