Economics Major (B.A.) (Combined B.A./M.B.A. Business Administration)

Studying Economics is an excellent way to hone your analytical and critical thinking skills—expertise that offers a natural path into business, law, research or government careers. With this major, you will become an expert in the two fundamental areas of economics: macroeconomics—the study of the entire economy and microeconomics—the study of decisions made by individuals, households and businesses. These two disciplines will provide you with insight into how choices are made at every level, enriching your problem solving skills and decision-making aptitude.

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 must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.
Required Courses
ECON 101Applied Macroeconomics3
ECON 102Applied Microeconomics3
ECON 206Managerial Economics3
or ECON 207 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
ECON 208Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis3
ECON 317Elementary Mathematical Techniques for Economics3
ECON 370International Economics3
ECON 420Applied Econometrics3
ECON 438Advanced Seminar in Economics3
Select five of the following: 115
Real Estate Principles and Practice
Financial Economics
Economics of Time and Mind
Selected Topics in Economics
Money and Banking
Economic Growth and Development
Commercial Real Estate Analysis
Public Finance
Urban and Regional Economics
Labor Economics
Business Forecasting and Analytics
Development of Economic Thought
Financial Institutions
Comparative Economic Systems
Economics of Industrial Organization
Strategic Thinking and Game Theory
Computer Applications in Economics and Finance
Economics of Natural Resources and Global Warming
International Macroeconomic Policy
Collateral Courses
INFO 173Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions3
INFO 240Statistical Methods in Business3
Total Credits45

Required M.B.A. Courses

Courses will also count toward the graduate portion of this dual degree program.
INFO 563Strategic Information Systems3
MGMT 561Achieving Competitive Advantage1.5
MGMT 562Organizational Behavior1.5