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

Program begins Spring 2022

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years of intensive study.  Undergraduate 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 - Asset Management Concentration (B.A.)

Business Analytics (M.S.) 

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:

INFO 574Database Systems for Analytics3
INFO 589Applied Statistics for Business Analytics3

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
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
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
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
Second Year
World Language 1 3
ECON 207
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
or Managerial Economics
ECON 208 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 224 Financial Economics 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business 3
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
Third Year
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
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
Fourth Year
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
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
World Cultures 3
BUGN 340 Campus To Career Transition IV 0
Free Elective 3
INFO 574 Database Systems for Analytics 3
INFO 589 Applied Statistics for Business Analytics 3
 Total Credits120
Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
INFO 570 Data Wrangling and Analysis 3
INFO 584 Data Visualization 3
Fifth Year
INFO 581 Business Processes for Analytics 3
INFO 583 Introduction to Data Mining for Business 3
INFO 585 Advanced Data Mining for Business 3
INFO 582 Optimization Methods for Business Analytics 3
INFO 587 Big Data Management and Analytics 3
INFO 588 Analytics Practicum 3
 Total Credits24