A minimum of 120 credits is required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics. Students must earn a grade of C or better in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.
Current Students: See the Recommended Academic Plans for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements. Also be sure to check out Advice for Business Economics Majors and Career Tracks for Business Economics Majors.
Students can also choose the concurrent major in Business Economics and Finance.
Below is a typical course sequence for the Business Economics bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.
|Semester 1||Credits||Semester 2||Credits|
|Rhetoric and Composition||3||Arts Course||3|
|Humanities Course||3||Introduction to Microeconomics||3|
|Natural Science Course||1||Natural Science Course||3|
|Health and Physical Activity||1.5||Humanities Course||3|
|First-Year Seminar||1||Total Credits||15|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Financial and Managerial Accounting||4||Writing for Business||3|
|Legal Environment of Business||2||Natural Science Course||3|
|Social and Ethical Environment of Business||2||Introduction to Management Information Systems||3|
|Introduction to Macroeconomics||3||Health and Physical Activity||1.5|
|Total Credits||15||Total Credits||13.5|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Intermediate Microeconomics Analysis||3||Corporation Finance||3|
|Economics as a Career||1||Intermediate Macroeconomics||3|
|International Trade and Finance||3||Principles of Marketing||3|
|Economic Techniques||3||Money and Banking||3|
|Basic Management Concepts||3||Non-Business supporting course||3|
|Introduction to Operations Management||3||Total Credits||15|
|Semester 7||Semester 8|
|Strategic Management||3||Industrial Organization (example)||3|
|Economics of Labor Markets (example)||3||Managerial Economics (example)||3|
|Regional Economics Analysis (example)||3||China in the Global Economy (example)||3|
|Non-Business supporting course||3||Business Forecasting Techniques (example)||3|
|Non-Business supporting course||3||Non-Business supporting course||3|
|Total Credits||15||Total Credits||15|