Economics (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 Major (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
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
MATH 100 Math for Business and Social Sciences (Or Free Elective if MATH 100 is not needed.) 3
ECON 101 Applied Macroeconomics (Fulfills General Education K3 category.) 3
ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics (Fulfills General Education L category.) 3
 Credits16
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
World Language I 3
INFO 173 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions (Fulfills General Education G category.) 3
ECON 203 Fundamental Mathematics for Economics 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
INFO 240 Statistical Methods in Business (Fulfills General Education H category.) 3
ECON 207
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
or Managerial Economics
3
ECON 208 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3
 Credits15
Spring
World Language II 3
ECON 317 Quantitative Methods for Economics 3
ECON 390 Applied Econometrics 3
Economics Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
ECON 370 International Economics 3
ECON 412 Business Forecasting and Analytics 3
Economics Major Elective 3
BUGN 310 Campus to Career Transition I 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives 3
ECON 438 Advanced Seminar in Economics 3
Economics Major Elective 3
BUGN 320 Campus To Career Transition II 0
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
Economics Major Elective 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
Economics Major Elective 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
 Credits15
 Total Credits120
Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
SummerCredits
INFO 570 Data Wrangling and Analysis 3
INFO 584 Data Visualization 3
 Credits6
Fifth Year
Fall
INFO 581 Business Processes for Analytics 3
INFO 583 Introduction to Data Mining for Business 3
INFO 585 Advanced Data Mining for Business 3
 Credits9
Spring
INFO 582 Optimization Methods for Business Analytics 3
INFO 587 Big Data Management and Analytics 3
INFO 588 Analytics Practicum 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits24