Mar 01, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, BBA

Economics Major

The economics major is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the theory and applications of economics in preparation for their chosen profession. Possible career opportunities for graduates include entry-level positions as research and financial analysts in the business and government sectors; and brokerage and currency traders in the financial and banking sectors. In addition, the economics major offers an excellent preparation for graduate studies in law, economics and other business disciplines.

Student Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary economic theories and policy considerations in a domestic and international context.

Complete the Business Foundation Curriculum in the freshman and sophomore years.

BBA Student Learning Goals and Objectives

G1.  To Be Effective Communicators

 O1.  Students will demonstrate the ability to identify the   appropriate message purpose, select appropriate organization, provide sufficient supporting details, and use effective mechanics.

O2.  Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare (content, presentation and media) and deliver (verbally and nonverbally) a professional presentation. 

G2.  To Be Competent in Business Practices

O1.  Students will demonstrate knowledge of key business theories and concepts and will apply these business theories and concepts correctly.

O2.  Students demonstrate the ability to incorporate theories, concepts, and practices across multiple disciplines to produce practical answers.

O3.  Students will effectively analyze data.

G3.  To Be Good Decision Makers

O1.  Students will demonstrate the ability to identify valid, reliable and important information applicable to the issue being studied.

O2.  Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze multiple responses to issues.

O3.  Students will demonstrate the ability to determine and support an appropriate decision.

G4.  To Be Good Citizens

O1.  Students will demonstrate the ability to identify ethical concepts.

In addition, all Economics Majors will demonstrate the ability to identify relevent (valid, reliable, and important) information to the issue being studied.

Major Field Test

As an integral part of the College of Business' Assurance of Learning program, the Major Field Test (MFT) is a nationally-normed, standardized multiple-choice test developed by the Educational Testing Service and administered to senior-level business students at many AACSB International accredited institutions in the United States. It is designed to measure students' academic achievement through demonstration of their basic knowledge and understanding of key concepts, theories, and analytical methods in the functional areas of business. This test covers the areas of accounting, economics, finance, international issues, legal and social environment of business, management, marketing, quantitative business analysis, and information systems.

The MFT is required for all students pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Students register for MFT in BUSI 0088, Major Field Test in Business. To prepare for this test, business majors are advised to retain their class notes, textbooks, and other relevant materials from their business core courses in the areas referenced above. Completion of all College of Business core courses except MGMT 4388 is required. BUSI 0088 is CR/NC.

General Requirements for BBA Degree

All students seeking BBA must complete:


  Sem. Hrs.
A. University Core Curriculum Programs   42
B. First-Years Seminars (when applicable)* (2)
C. Business Core 45
D. Major Requirements 24
E. Electives 9
  Total 120 (122)

*Full-time, first time in college students are required to take the first-year seminars.


COB - University Core Curriculum Requirements

All Business majors are required to complete the following courses as part of their University Core Curriculum Program:

Total 42 sem. hrs.

Business Core Requirements

All Business Majors and Minors must complete the following course before or during their first semester enrolled in upper-division Business courses:

BUSI 0011 Cob Student Code of Ethics and Plagiarism*  0 sem. hrs.


Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.

**Higher level mathematics course may be accepted as a substitute with approval.

***ACCT 3315 may be taken as either International Business Course or as an Accounting Elective but not both.

Total 45 sem. hrs.

Major Requirements

Total 24 sem. hrs.

Elective Requirements

Additional Electives Required for all Business Majors:

  • Upper-level Business Elective 3 sem. hrs.
  • Business Elective 3 sem. hrs.
  • Non-Business Elective 3 sem. hrs.

Total 9 sem. hrs.