Business Economics Major
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.
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 120||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|ACCT 121||Principles of Accounting II||3|
|MATH 130||Introduction to Statistics 1||3|
|MGMT 210||Principles of Management||3|
|BUSI 240||Introduction to Information Systems||3|
|ECON 250||Principles of Macroeconomics 2||3|
|ECON 251||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|MKTG 260||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BUSI 296||Business Law||3|
|FIN 320||Principles of Corporate Finance||3|
|BUSI 370||International Business 3||3|
|MGMT 448||Organizational and Administrative Behavior 4||3|
|MGMT 450||Strategic Management 5||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-5|
|Quantitative Analysis for Management|
|Applied Calculus I|
|ECON 350||Intermediate Macroeconomics F||3|
|ECON 351||Intermediate Microeconomics S||3|
|ECON 452||Econometrics S||3|
|ECON 454||Industrial Organization and Regulation F||3|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Financial Markets and Institutions F|
|Environmental Economics OF|
|Labor Economics EF|
|Economics of the Developing World ES|
|Urban and Regional Economics 4, S|
|International Trade and Finance S|
|Microfinance and Microenterprise OS|
|Economics and Religion S|
Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement.
Meets the General Education Social Science requirement.
Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.
Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.
|F||Offered in Fall only|
|S||Offered in Spring only|
|F/S||Offered in both Fall and Spring terms|
|EF||Offered in Fall in even years|
|ES||Offered in Spring in even years|
|OF||Offered in Fall in odd years|
|OS||Offered in Spring in odd years|
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Competent Business Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge in multiple business disciplines, including management, finance, marketing, accounting and economics.
- Critical Thinking: Identify and solve business problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Christian Business Ethics: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate business decisions based on a Christian perspective.
- Written Communication: Convey ideas clearly through professional written communication.
- Oral Communication: Express ideas effectively through professional oral presentations.
- Collaborative Teamwork: Demonstrate the ability to function as an effective business team member.
- Comprehensive Global Awareness: Identify cultural, economic and political aspects of business in a global environment.
- Discipline Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge of economic concepts.
- Discipline Problem Solving/Strategy: Solve core economic problems, or analyze economic situations and provide strategy for effectiveness.