BS in Business: Economics
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.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
The School of Business and Management offers students numerous experiential learning opportunities, such as student clubs, honor societies, and study away trips. Students participating in study-away opportunities engage with topics of globalization, trade, culture, and global management and leadership as they travel the world. Typically, study-away trips include visiting global and international organizations and learning from universities and business leaders around the world. Faculty-led student clubs and honor societies offer students the opportunity to build skills in leadership, project management, decision making, and teamwork.
Business economics careers may be found throughout the field of business, including 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 66 units. Students must achieve an average GPA of 2.5 or higher in their major courses (this includes the Business Core).
|Business Core Courses|
|ACCT 120||Principles of Accounting I||3|
|ACCT 121||Principles of Accounting II||3|
|MGMT 210||Principles of Management 1||3|
|BUSI 111||Business Statistics 2||3|
|BUSI 100||Personal Finance 3||3|
|BUSI 240||Introduction to Information Systems and Business Applications||3|
|BUSI 244||Data Analytics, Spreadsheets, and Data Visualization||3|
|ECON 200||Survey of Economics 4||3|
|MKTG 260||Principles of Marketing 5||3|
|BUSI 296||Business Law||3|
|BUSI 311||Quantitative Analysis for Management||3|
|BUSI 370||International Business 5||3|
|FIN 300||Business Finance for Managers||3|
|MGMT 448||Organizational and Administrative Behavior 3||3|
|MGMT 450||Strategic Management 1||3|
|ECON 350||Intermediate Macroeconomics F||3|
|ECON 351||Intermediate Microeconomics S||3|
|Select 5 of the following:||15|
|Environmental Economics OS|
|Labor Economics ES|
|Urban and Regional Economics OF, 3|
|Special Topics in Economics F|
|Financial Markets and Institutions F|
|International Trade and Finance S|
|Theory and Practice of Public Administration|
|Public Administration Practicum 3, 6|
|The Policy Process|
|Economic and Urban Development|
|Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the Public Sector|
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.
Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement.
Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
Meets the General Education Social Sciences requirement.
Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.
PADM 399 counts for 3 units of major elective credit and 3 units of non-major elective credit.
|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.