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

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 Overview

General Education Requirements30
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements63
Free Electives24-18
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Economics Major
Core Courses
ECON 101Applied Macroeconomics3
ECON 102Applied Microeconomics3
ECON 203Fundamental Mathematics for Economics3
ECON 207Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis3
or ECON 206 Managerial Economics
ECON 208Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis3
ECON 317Quantitative Methods for Economics3
ECON 370International Economics3
ECON 390Applied Econometrics3
ECON 412Business Forecasting and Analytics3
ECON 438Advanced Seminar in Economics3
Major Electives
Complete one course from the list below. Courses taken as part of the Asset Management concentration cannot also count toward this requirement.3
Asset Management Concentration
Concentration Core
ACCT 201Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
ECON 224Financial Economics3
ECON 324Capital Markets and Financial Institutions3
FINC 322Corporate Finance3
FINC 326Investments3
FINC 430Financial Derivatives3
Concentration Electives
Complete two courses from the following:6
Money and Banking
Public Finance
The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation
Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance
Marketing for Entrepreneurs
Professional Selling
Mortgage and Fixed Income Analysis
Real Estate Investments
Collateral Courses
INFO 173Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions3
INFO 240Statistical Methods in Business3
Career Learning
BUGN 310Campus to Career Transition I0
BUGN 320Campus To Career Transition II0
BUGN 330Campus To Career Transition III0
BUGN 340Campus To Career Transition IV0
Total Credits63

Major Electives

ECON 201Data Analysis Tools in Economics and Business3
ECON 215The Economics of Social Problems3
ECON 240Economics of Time and Mind3
ECON 301Money and Banking3
ECON 303Economic Growth and Development3
ECON 308Public Finance3
ECON 310Urban and Regional Economics3
ECON 311Labor Economics3
ECON 314Development of Economic Thought3
ECON 398Economics Independent Study1-3
ECON 403Comparative Economic Systems3
ECON 405Economic Development of Sub-Saharan Africa3
ECON 407Economics of Industrial Organization3
ECON 408Strategic Thinking and Game Theory3
ECON 414Economics of Natural Resources and Global Warming3
ECON 422Globalization and World Development3
ECON 430International Macroeconomic Policy3

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions (Fulfilled in the major.)
H. Mathematics
Statistical Methods in Business (Fulfilled in the major.)
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Applied Macroeconomics (Fulfiled in the major.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies 0
Applied Microeconomics (Fulfilled in the major.)
Total Credits30

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages3-6
World Cultures0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

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

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
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120