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ASB: Economics (B.A.)


Convener: Faculty:
Teresa Hutchins George Gonpu
Alexandre Olbrecht
Lisa Ponti
Xiaoyu Wu


About the Major

There is practically no dimension of human activity that remains unaffected by economic forces. As a field of study, economics is central to our lives as individual consumers and producers and more broadly as informed, articulate, and responsible members of a community. The Economics major provides students with an understanding of how societies are organized so as to provide for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Particular attention is given to the United States economy and its connections to the globalization of economic relations in the post World War II eras.

Students gain an understanding of such important economic topics as inflation and recession, money and banking; the relationship between government and business, international economics and trade; the economics of class, race, and gender; and a comparative analysis of other economic systems. Economics is a rigorous and intellectually demanding field of study combining practical knowledge with historical understanding, analytical techniques with philosophical inquiry, and economic theory with government and corporate policy. Diversity of opinion is emphasized through the study of different ideas and schools of thought. The major in the Anisfield School of Business provides important linkages to practical business techniques and knowledge.

Graduates may seek careers in banking, economics research, or a variety of entry-level positions in business and government. They may also pursue graduate work in economics, business, and law. Those students interested in graduate work in Economics are strongly urged to take Calculus.

A group of economists, with expertise in a wide range of specializations within the discipline, comprise the full-time faculty in the economics program. Cooperative education and extracurricular activities are available to the program's students. Each economics student is advised by a member of the program's faculty.

Rules of Acceptance into the Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Information Systems, and International Business Majors, see "About the School."

Requirements of the Major

  1. Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a [W] below.  Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.

  2. Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible.  Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
Subject & Course # Title & Course Description
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
INTD 101 [W] FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
ENGL 180 COLLEGE ENGLISH
AIID 201 [W] READINGS IN HUMANITIES
SELECT ONE GE-SCIENCE WITH EXPERIENTIAL COMPONENT CATEGORY
SELECT ONE GE-MATHEMATICS CATEGORY: MATH 101 or 110 or 121
SELECT ONE [W] GE-HISTORY CATEGORY: HIST 101-110
SELECT ONE GE-INTERCULTURAL NORTH AMERICA CATEGORY
SELECT ONE [W] GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES CATEGORY OR
  [W] GE-TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
ANISFIELD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS
BADM 115 [W] PERSPECTIVES OF BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
ECON 101 MICROECONOMICS
ECON 102 INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
SELECT ONE International Category Course:
IBUS 326 FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
IBUS 305 POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
IBUS 321 CHINA AND OTHER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS IN ASIA
IBUS 340 EUROPEAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY
ECON 323 COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
ECON 325 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
SELECT ONE Organizational Category Course:
MGMT 302 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
SELECT ONE Ethics Category Course:
INFO 315 COMPUTER LAW AND ETHICS
BADM 301 ETHICS IN BUSINESS
ECONOMICS MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
  PROFESSIONAL CORE:
ACCT 221 PRINCIPLES-FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
ACCT 222 PRINCIPLES-MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
BADM 223 BUSINESS LAW I
INFO 224 PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BADM 225 MANAGEMENT STATISTICS
MKTG 290 MARKETING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
FINC 301 CORPORATE FINANCE I
MGMT 370 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
BADM 495 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
  REQUIRED ECONOMICS COURSES:
ECON 201 INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
ECON 202 INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
SELECT FIVE ECONOMICS ELECTIVES FROM THE FOLLOWING:*
ECON 253 AMERICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
ECON 302 MONEY AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
ECON 305 INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
ECON 310 ECONOMETRICS
ECON 322 LABOR ECONOMICS
ECON 323 COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
ECON 325 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
ECON 330 ECONOMICS OF THE SPORTS INDUSTRY
ECON 360 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
FINC 411 FINANCIAL ECONOMICS FORECASTING
*One of the electives may be outside the ECON discipline (e.g. advanced work in finance (FINC) or mathematics (MATH) with the approval of the convener.)

Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.

Requirements of the Minor


Subject & Course # Title & Course Description
Prerequisite Courses:
ECON 101 MICROECONOMICS
ECON 102 INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS

Required Courses:

ECON 201 INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
ECON 202 INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS

Choose 2 courses from the following:

Economics electives may be chosen from any course with the designation ECON

Note: A school core is NOT required for completion of the minor. Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.


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