BSBA in Business Administration with Emphasis in Economics

No longer admitting to this degree program beginning Fall 2022.

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 Courses23
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Corporate Finance
Principles of Management - Writing Intensive
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies
Introduction to Business Law
Principles of Marketing
Advanced Professional Development Principles
Professional Development Program - Internship
Required Economics Courses9
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics II
Introductory Econometrics
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
Labor Economics
Public Economics
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
Health Economics
Quantitative Economics
Problems in Economics
Dynamic Optimization and its Applications to the Natural Sciences and Economics
Senior Seminar in Economics
Honors Thesis
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
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- required3
Strategic Management

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
MATH 11003MATH 14003
State requirement3ECONOM 10143
Biological or Physical Science with Lab4Elective3
BUS_AD 15003ENGLSH 10003
 16 15
Second Year
ACCTCY 20363ACCTCY 20373
ECONOM 10153ACCTCY 22583
MATH 13003STAT 25003
Elective3MANGMT 3000W3
Humanities (writing intensive)3Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
BUS_AD 35003ECONOM 43513
MRKTNG 30003MANGMT 35403
STAT 35003Emphasis Support course3
ECONOM 32293FINANC 30003
MANGMT 33003Emphasis Support3
 15 15
Fourth Year
ECONOM 43533MANGMT 49703
Additional Economics course3Additional Economics course3
Additional Economics course3Emphasis Support course3
Emphasis Support course3Emphasis Support course3
Elective3Emphasis Support course 
 BUS_AD 45003
 15 15
Total Credits: 121

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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. 

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, click on the Academic Progress Tile, then select Request Degree Audit. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students 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

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via 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

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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 are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.

  • If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career 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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