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2017 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER - FALL) 
2017 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER - FALL) [ARCHIVED CATALOG - Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Business Economics (B.S.)- Hegis Code 0517

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(Bachelor of Science Degree)

The business economics major provides students with the ability to apply the general concepts of economics to help solve management problems. Firms are becoming increasingly aware of the contribution that economics can make in day-to-day decisions. The major is centered on a thorough understanding of economics and is supplemented by courses in accounting, finance, and management. Managerial economics, research methods in economics, and an internship provide the link between economic theory and business application.

In addition to providing an especially strong foundation for employment in business, the business economics major is also a good basis for graduate work in business, economics, and law. With the growing emphasis on economic education in the high schools, the business economics major can also help prepare students for certification in the areas of management or economics. Students considering public school teaching as a career should refer to the programs in education, listed alphabetically in this section of the catalog.

Total credit hours required for degree: 120

Learning Objectives

Graduates from this program will be able to:

  • demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • demonstrate effective oral communications skills.
  • demonstrate effective written communications skills.
  • demonstrate quantitative skills.
  • demonstrate an awareness of the global business environment.
  • demonstrate competence in the use of technology.
  • identify and analyze legal and ethical issues in business.
  • demonstrate content knowledge in the area of microeconomics.
  • demonstrate content knowledge in the area of macroeconomics.
  • demonstrate fundamental knowledge in business areas.
  • complete a research project.

Academic Requirements

See Core  section of this catalog.

Core: 34 - 55 Credit Hours

48 Credit Hours


Concentration in Business Analysis

15 Credit Hours

Concentration in Finance

15 Credit Hours

15 Credit Hours


The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 60 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are encouraged to select electives that will complement their major course of study, for example, courses in Anthropology, Communications, Government and Politics, History, International Studies, Law, and Sociology.

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