Mar 03, 2021  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use analytical skills supported by information technology for problem-solving and decision-making.
  3. Demonstrate professionalism through interpersonal skills, including an understanding of ethical issues and governance responsibilities.
  4. Comprehend and explain the basic business functions of accounting, economics, finance, management, management systems, and marketing.
  5. Analyze and synthesize the integration of business functions in diverse cultural settings and the global marketplace.

Additionally, a separate major-specific goal is listed for each major in its respective section.

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 and will be administered in MGMT 4388 , Administrative Policy and Strategy. 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. Also, to prepare for the MFT, business majors are required to enroll in BUSI 0088  concurrently with MGMT 4388 . BUSI 0088  is a non-credit Major Field Test review course.

Degree Requirements

  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Business Core
  4. Major Requirements
  5. Electives
  Total 120 (122)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:

General Requirements for BBA Degree

All students seeking the BBA must complete (1) the general studies core prescribed by the University as outlined in the business foundation curriculum, (2) a common core of business courses, (3) courses in the major area specified by the major academic department, and (4) upper division business electives to achieve a minimum of 120-122 semester hours, depending on the need for first-year seminar hours. All students must complete at least 45 hours of junior or senior level courses; at least 45 of these upper-level hours must be in business or economics.

To ensure compliance with the course requirements for a BBA degree, first and second year students should follow the general sequence of courses specified for the business foundation curriculum. Juniors and seniors should follow the sequence outlined in the catalog for their major academic area. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.


* Core Curriculum Program ECON 2302  is an option to satisfy the Core Curriculum Program three hour requirement in economics.

** MATH 2413 - Calculus I  may be taken as substitute for MATH 1325 . Only 3 hours of MATH 2413  will be counted in Core Curriculum Program requirements, the additional laboratory hour will be counted as an elective.

*** Some majors require a specific international course.

Business Foundation Curriculum

Select one of these 3 hour courses:

Total: 16

Freshman - Semester II

Select one of these 3 hour courses:

Total: 13-14

Sophomore - Semester I

Sophomore - Semester II

Total: 18


*Core Curriculum Program

Total: 15

Total: 18

Senior – Semester I

Total: 15

Senior – Semester II

Total: 12


* Core Curriculum Program

** FINA 4334  may be substituted in place of an economics elective.