Economics Major, Asset Management Concentration (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.B.A. Business Administration)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements

Students in this combined degree program must complete the requirements for:

Economics Major, Asset Management Concentration (B.A.)

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate.  These courses count for both the Bachelors and Masters degrees.  Graduate Swing Courses count as free electives in the undergraduate program and as required or elective courses in the graduate program.

Upon admission to the dual degree program, students will be provided with a cohort sequence and a student code, which will allow them to enrill in a specific list of 6 credits (3 or 4 courses) from the list beliow. These courses will also count toward the M.B.A. program requirements.
ACCT 560Accounting for Business Managers3
ECON 562Macroeconomics Analysis and Public Policy1.5
ECON 563Managerial Economics1.5
INBS 561Emerging Trends in Global Markets1.5
INFO 561Foundations of Data Analytics1.5
INFO 562Operations Analytics1.5
INFO 563Information Systems Strategy and Innovation3
INFO 564Operations and Supply Chain Management1.5
MGMT 561Achieving Competitive Advantage1.5
MGMT 567Business Growth Strategy1.5
MKTG 561Applied Marketing Management1.5
MKTG 562Market Analysis and Customer Insight1.5
MKTG 563Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility1.5

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
ECON 101 Applied Macroeconomics 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics 3
MATH 100 Math for Business and Social Sciences (if needed or Free Elective) 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
ACCT 201 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions 3
ECON 203 Fundamental Mathematics for Economics 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
World Language 1 3
ECON 207
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
or Managerial Economics
3
ECON 208 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 224 Financial Economics 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
 Credits15
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
World Language 2 3
ECON 317 Quantitative Methods for Economics 3
ECON 324 Capital Markets and Financial Institutions 3
ECON Major Elective 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
ECON 370 International Economics 3
ECON 390 Applied Econometrics 3
FINC 322 Corporate Finance 3
FINC 326 Investments 3
BUGN 310 Campus to Career Transition I 0
 Credits15
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives 3
ECON 412 Business Forecasting and Analytics 3
FINC 430 Financial Derivatives 3
BUGN 320 Campus To Career Transition II 0
Concentration Elective 3
Concentration Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
ECON 438 Advanced Seminar in Economics 3
BUGN 330 Campus To Career Transition III 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits14
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
World Cultures 3
BUGN 340 Campus To Career Transition IV 0
Free Elective 3
MBA Graduate Swing Courses 6
 Credits15
 Total Credits120
Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
SummerCredits
First Half  
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Elective course 1.5
Second Half  
MBA Core course 3
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
 Credits10.5
Fifth Year
Fall
First Half  
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Flexible Core course 1.5
MBA Flexible Core course 1.5
MBA Elective course 1.5
Second Half  
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Elective course 1.5
 Credits10.5
Spring
First Half  
MBA Core course 3
MBA Elective course 1.5
Second Half  
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
 Credits9
 Total Credits30