The economics program

  • Major in Business Economics
  • Minor in Economics

    econ imageThe major in business economics focuses on the best ways to get the most benefit from scarce resources. Study covers firms and organizations (micro-economics) and nations (macro-economics). The major provides the conceptual basis for integrating knowledge of the functional areas of business administration in industry, government, and non-profit organizations. By doing so, it opens the way not only toward teaching, research, and consulting, but also toward graduate study in business, government, and law. In addition to the University Requirements and the Common Business Core courses in business administration, students majoring in business economics must also take the following:

    Economics Courses:18 credits

    Cognates:3 credits


    The student begins study in this 18-credit minor, usually in the freshman year, by selecting ECO 100 and 101. He or she then selects four other courses in Economics, at least one of which must be at the 300 or 400 level, with the advice of the department.