B.S. in Business: Economics

64-66 units


The business economics major equips students with analytical skills built on a strong general business foundation. This major focuses on business management responsibilities and the improvement in business decision making that comes from a deeper understanding of the economic environment of business, including labor, environmental, and international issues. Students become grounded in economic theory and practical applications.

Career Opportunities

Business economics careers may be found throughout the field of business, including business and financial analysis and forecasting, banking, labor organizations, and international trade. Individuals in possession of strong analytical skills are in high demand.


The Bachelor of Science in Business: Economics comprises 64-66 units. Students must achieve an average GPA of 2.5 or higher in their major courses (this includes the Business Core). To ensure that all ECON prerequisites are satisfied, economics students should choose MATH 151 or MATH 161 in the Business Core.

Business Core Courses
ACCT 120Principles of Accounting I4
ACCT 121Principles of Accounting II3
MATH 130Introduction to Statistics 13
MGMT 210Principles of Management3
BUSI 240Introduction to Information Systems3
ECON 250Principles of Macroeconomics 23
ECON 251Principles of Microeconomics3
MKTG 260Principles of Marketing3
BUSI 296Business Law3
FIN 320Principles of Corporate Finance3
BUSI 370International Business 33
MGMT 448Organizational and Administrative Behavior 43
MGMT 450Strategic Management 53
Select one of the following:3-5
Quantitative Analysis for Management
Applied Calculus I
Calculus I
Economics Courses
ECON 350Intermediate Macroeconomics (F)3
ECON 351Intermediate Microeconomics (S)3
ECON 452Econometrics (S)3
ECON 454Industrial Organization and Regulation (F)3
Select three of the following:9
Financial Markets and Institutions (F)
Health Economics
Environmental Economics (F/O)
Labor Economics (F/E)
Urban and Regional Economics (S)
International Trade and Finance (S)
Microfinance and Microenterprise (S/O)
Economics and Religion (S)
Total Units64-66
F Offered in Fall
S Offered in Spring
F/O Offered in Fall, odd years
F/E Offered in Fall, even years
S/O Offered in Spring, odd years