Major in Economics—Business Economics Track

Students must complete the following required courses for the major:

  • ECON 1000 Principles of Economics
  • ECON 3000 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 3030 Econometrics
  • ECON 3040 International Economics
  • ECON 4901 Senior Thesis I
  • ECON 4911 Senior Thesis II

Students must complete the requirements for the business economics track:

  • ECON 3020 Money and Financial Systems
  • FINC 3000 Introduction to Finance
  • MATH 1210 Survey of Calculus or MATH 1220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
  • MATH 1150 Elementary Statistics
  • ACCT 2000 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ECON 3/4### (any other economics course at the 3000-level or above)

Students must also complete the senior seminar and comprehensive exam:

  • ECON 4902 Senior Seminar in Economics
  • Comprehensive Exam

Major in Economics—Quantitative Economics Track

Students must complete the following required courses for the major:

  • ECON 1000 Principles of Economics
  • ECON 3000 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 3030 Econometrics
  • ECON 3040 International Economics
  • ECON 4901 Senior Thesis I
  • ECON 4911 Senior Thesis II

Students must complete the requirements for the quantitative economics track:

  • MATH 1150 Elementary Statistics
  • MATH 1220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
  • MATH 2230 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
  • MATH 3650 Linear Algebra
  • *ECON 3/4### (any other economics course at the 3000-level or above)
    *ECON 3/4### (any additional economics course at the 3000-level or above)

Students must also complete the senior seminar and comprehensive exam:

  • ECON 4902 Senior Seminar in Economics
  • Comprehensive Exam

Major in Economics—Policy Economics Track

Students must complete the following required courses for the major:

  • ECON 1000 Principles of Economics
  • ECON 3000 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 3030 Econometrics
  • ECON 3040 International Economics
  • ECON 4901 Senior Thesis I
  • ECON 4911 Senior Thesis II

Students must complete the following required courses for the policy economics track:

  • ECON 3/4### (any other economics course at the 3000-level or above)
  • ECON 3/4### (any additional economics course at the 3000-level or above)
  • MATH 1210 Survey of Calculus or MATH 1220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
  • MATH 1150 Elementary Statistics

Students must also choose any two courses from the list below for the policy economics track:

  • ADMN 3000 Legal Environment of Business
  • ECON 2200 Economic Policy Analysis
  • HIST 2100 History of the U.S. to 1877 or HIST 2200 History of the U.S. Since 1877 (not both)
  • HIST 3210 The Great Depression
  • PLSC 1000 Introduction to American Government
  • PLSC 3500 American Public Policy

Students must complete the senior seminar and comprehensive exam in the major:

  • ECON 4902 Senior Seminar in Economics
  • Comprehensive Exam

Entrepreneurship Concentration

About: Any student majoring in business administration, accounting, or economics may also add a concentration to their major. The entrepreneurship concentration allows students to demonstrate to potential employers or graduate schools particular competence in entrepreneurship within the broader context of the student’s degree program.

Students must complete the following courses for the concentration:

  • ENTR 3010 Innovation
  • ENTR 3020 Entrepreneurial Finance
  • ENTR 4010 Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 4020 Entrepreneurial Investments
  • ENTR 4030 Entrepreneurial Internship could serve as a substitute for ENTR 4010 or ENTR 4020.

If a student did two internships, the class could substitute for both. The substitution must be filed in the Office of Records.

Financial Services Concentration

About: Any student majoring in Business Administration, Accounting, or Economics may also add a concentration to their major. The financial services concentration allows students to demonstrate to potential employers or graduate schools particular competence in finance within the broader context of the student’s degree program.

Students must complete the following courses for the concentration:

  • *ACCT 3000 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • *ECON 3020 Money and Financial Systems
  • FINC 3900 Seminar in Portfolio Management
  • FINC 4000 Advanced Finance

*In the event that ECON 3020 or ACCT 3000 is unavailable or when students suffer an unavoidable scheduling conflict with either of these two courses, other courses may serve as substitutes. These courses include Student Managed Fund I (FINC 4002) and Student Managed Fund II (FINC 4012), Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACCT 3010), and certain Economics or Financial Markets courses. No substitutes are allowed for FINC 3900 or FINC 4000. Substitutions to the curriculum are made only with the permission of the Director of the Bachelor of Business Administration Program.

Global Business Studies Concentration

About: Any student majoring in business administration, accounting, or economics may also add a concentration to their major. The global business studies concentration allows students to demonstrate to potential employers or graduate schools particular competence in international business within the broader context of the student’s degree program.

Students must complete the following courses for the concentration:

One of the following:

  • ECON 3040 International Economics
  • MGMT 3030 International Management
  • ACCT 4900 Senior Seminar: Contemporary Issues and Global Accounting
  • MGMT 4010 International Business

One of the following:

  • International travel with the Else School (or in business)
  • An elective course approved by the Director of International Programs for the Else School in either international business, political science with an international focus, history with an international focus, advanced language of 3000 level or above, or a directed study or internship with an international focus. Typical classes acceptable for an elective (subject to change) are:
    • PLSC 2400 International Relations
    • PLSC 3350 European Government and Politics
    • PLSC 3310 African Government and Politics
    • PLSC 2750 Special Topics courses with an international focus
    • PLSC 3800 Directed Readings (if topic appropriate with an international focus)
    • HIST 2350 History of Modern Europe—Enlightenment to the Fall of Soviet Communism
    • HIST 2400 African History and Society
    • HIST 2500 Middle Eastern History and Society
    • HIST 3320 Conquests and Cultures—The Expansion of the British World
    • HIST 3300 Topics in European Culture and History
    • HIST 3350 History of Modern France and Colonies
    • HIST 3750 Special Topics in History with an international focus
    • SPAN 3###
    • FREN 3###

Student must complete below:

  • International travel with the Else School (or in business). Total of eight hours of travel must be met.

Minor in Economics

The economics minor requires a minimum of 16 semester hours. Students pursuing a B.B.A. degree and seeking the economics minor may not apply the courses beyond Principles of Economics (ECON 1000) to satisfy B.B.A. elective requirements.

Students must complete the following courses:

  • ECON 1000 Principles of Economics
  • ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory or ECON 3000 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 3/4### (any other economics course at the 3000-level or above)
  • ECON 3/4### (any additional economics course at the 3000-level or above)