Dec 01, 2023
This major is administered by the area of Economics in the Sentry School of Business and Economics .
In the economics major, you complete courses in core economic content and methodology, as well as courses in basic mathematical techniques and advanced economic statistics. Upon completing the economics major, you will be prepared to work in economics and the business world.
Program Learning Outcomes
Evidence of Business Economics graduates’ level of preparation will be found in your ability to:
- Analyze and solve business and economics problems
- you will be able to apply core concepts, models, and methods from business, accounting, and economics in identifying and solving problems
- Demonstrate the intercultural competencies necessary to thrive in an increasingly global marketplace
- you will be able integrate global perspectives and competencies in business interactions
- Appreciate the importance of behaving professionally and ethically
- you will be able to recognize and analyze an ethical dilemma, applying an appropriate ethical framework
- you will be able to work effectively with others in team settings
- Communicate effectively
- you will be able to craft and present an effective professional oral presentation
- you will be able to successfully write an effective professional report
- Absorb concepts in areas of core business knowledge
- demonstrate literacy in accounting, economics, marketing, management, production, finance, information systems, and business law
- demonstrate proficiencies in the core areas of Business Economics
Successfully complete a minimum of 76 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
Note: Required courses marked ** below have Math prerequisites. Depending on your placement score, additional courses may be required.
In general, try to complete the core classes in approximately this sequence. The courses near the beginning of the list serve as prerequisites for courses near the end of the list.
Calculus, 3-5 credits
Take one of:
If you anticipate doing advanced study in a field such as Actuarial Science, you should take MATH 225 .
*If you are completing an Accounting major, you may substitute ACCT 370 .
Internship, 3 credits
Take one of:
Successfully complete 24 credits of Economics requirements in addition to the Core.
Required Economics courses, 12 credits