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

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 concentration/ MS Business Analytics degree will enhance a student's asset management techniques with data-driven analytical programming skills.

The “4 + 1” Bachelor’s/MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) 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  MSBA coursework. This will satisfy both undergraduate degree requirements and count toward achievement of the MSBA degree. In the fifth year, students will take graduate courses required to complete the MS in Business Analytics Degree. 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 and Management3
INFO 589Applied Business Statistics3

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.

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 Elective3INFO 5743
Free Elective3INFO 5893
 14 15
Total Credits 120
Fourth Year
INFO 5703  
INFO 5843  
Fifth Year
 INFO 5813INFO 5823
 INFO 5833INFO 5873
 INFO 5853INFO 5883
  9 9
Total Credits 24