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

Students majoring in Economics with a concentration in Asset Management have the unique opportunity to learn economic principles while maintaining a special focus on its financial aspects. Firms nowadays are embracing analytics methods at various points across the asset-management value chain, producing increased sophistication in distribution, better investment decision making and improvement in middle- and back-office productivity. A combined BA Economics with Asset Management/MBA degree prepares students for the broader business world and gives them an opportunity to earn a highly visible professional degree in a shorter period of time.

The “4 + 1” Bachelor’s/MBA is a five year program, during which students will spend three years taking courses required for their chosen bachelor’s degree program and in their fourth year, they will complete (along with required undergraduate program courses) 6 credits worth of graduate business (MBA) coursework. This will satisfy both undergraduate degree requirements and count toward achievement of the MBA degree. In the fifth year, students will take graduate courses required for a General MBA, in a full-time format. Students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

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 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

M.B.A. Graduate Swing Courses

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.

Undergraduate Program

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing3GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3ACCT 2013
ECON 1013INFO 1733
ECON 1023ECON 2033
MATH 100 (if needed or Free Elective)3 
 16 15
Second Year
World Language 13GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3
ECON 207 or 2063World Language 23
ECON 2083ECON 3173
ECON 2243ECON 3243
INFO 2403ECON Major Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3
ECON 3703ECON 3953
ECON 3903FINC 4303
FINC 3223BUGN 3200
FINC 3263Concentration Elective3
BUGN 3100Concentration Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory4GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education1World Cultures3
ECON 4383Free Elective3
Free Elective3MBA Graduate Swing Courses6
Free Elective3 
 14 15
Total Credits 120

Graduate Program

Fourth Year
First Half  
MBA Core course1.5  
MBA Core course1.5  
MBA Elective course1.5  
Second Half  
MBA Core course3  
MBA Core course1.5  
MBA Core course1.5  
Fifth Year
 First HalfFirst Half
 MBA Core course1.5MBA Core course3
 MBA Flexible Core course1.5MBA Elective course1.5
 MBA Flexible Core course1.5Second Half
 MBA Elective course1.5MBA Core course1.5
 Second HalfMBA Core course1.5
 MBA Core course1.5MBA Core course1.5
 MBA Core course1.5 
 MBA Elective1.5 
  10.5 9
Total Credits 30