Economics Major (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.B.A. Business Administration)

Studying Economics is an excellent way to hone your analytical and critical thinking skills—expertise that offers a natural path into business, law, research or government careers. With this major, you will become an expert in the two fundamental areas of economics: macroeconomics—the study of the entire economy and microeconomics—the study of decisions made by individuals, households and businesses. These two disciplines will provide you with insight into how choices are made at every level, enriching your problem solving skills and decision-making aptitude.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements

 

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.
Required Courses
ECON 101Applied Macroeconomics3
ECON 102Applied Microeconomics3
ECON 206Managerial Economics3
or ECON 207 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
ECON 208Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis3
ECON 317Quantitative Methods for Economics3
ECON 370International Economics3
ECON 390Applied Econometrics3
ECON 438Advanced Seminar in Economics3
Electives
Select five of the following: 115
Financial Economics
Economics of Time and Mind
Special Topics in Economics
Money and Banking
Economic Growth and Development
Public Finance
Urban and Regional Economics
Labor Economics
Development of Economic Thought
Financial Institutions
Comparative Economic Systems
Economics of Industrial Organization
Strategic Thinking and Game Theory
Computer Applications in Economics and Finance
Business Forecasting and Analytics
Economics of Natural Resources and Global Warming
International Macroeconomic Policy
Collateral Courses
INFO 173Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions3
INFO 240Statistical Methods in Business3
Total Credits45

M.B.A. Swing Courses taken at the undergraduate level

Upon admission to the dual degree program, students will be provided with a cohort sequence and a student code which will allow them to enroll in a specific list of 6 credits (3 or 4 courses) from the list.  These courses will also count toward the M.B.A. program requirements.

ACCT 560Accounting for Business Managers3
ECON 562Macroeconomics Analysis and Public Policy1.5
ECON 563Managerial Economics1.5
INBS 561Emerging Trends in Global Markets1.5
INFO 561Foundations of Data Analytics1.5
INFO 562Operations Analytics1.5
INFO 563Information Systems Strategy and Innovation3
INFO 564Operations and Supply Chain Management1.5
MGMT 561Achieving Competitive Advantage1.5
MGMT 567Business Growth Strategy1.5
MKTG 561Applied Marketing Management1.5
MKTG 562Market Analysis and Customer Insight1.5
MKTG 563Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility1.5