Economics and Management

The goal of the economics and management major is to provide students with thorough knowledge of basic principles, methods of inquiry and awareness of contemporary issues in economics and business.
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Individual and business decision-making is presented in a domestic and global context aimed at developing students' intellectual curiosity, and analytical and critical capabilities. The curriculum includes core theory courses, cognates emphasizing quantitative skills, and electives in specific fields of the discipline with the conviction that a basic knowledge of economic and business decision-making is essential for numerous purposes.

Economics and Management Major

The major is multidisciplinary by nature, serving the needs of other majors including international studies, environmental science, and mathematical and physical sciences.

The total number of courses required for the major is 15 (44-53 semester hours). At least seven of these courses (21 semester hours) must be at the 300-level or above.

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (17 sem. hrs.)

ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 314 Econometrics (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 402 Senior Seminar in Economics and Management (4 sem. hrs.)
MATH 111 Calculus I: Introduction to Calculus (or exemption or higher-level course in calculus) (4 sem. hrs.)

One of the following (3 sem. hrs.)

MATH 151 Elementary Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)
MATH 251 Mathematical Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)

Concentrations
The student will choose a concentration in economics or in management.

Economics

All of the following (15 sem. hrs.)

BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 209 Introduction to Political Economy (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 303 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 306 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 340 History of Economic Analysis (3 sem. hrs.)

Four of the following, at least two of which must be at the 300-level, and at least two of which must be in economics or management (8-18 sem. hrs.)

BUS 201     Principles of Management (if not taken for the core) (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 202     Principles of Marketing (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 230     Introduction to Human Resource Management (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 253     Investment Management and Strategies (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 305     Legal Environment of Business (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 233     Economics of Health and Medical Care (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 255     The Political Economy of Globalization (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 286     Money, Banking, and Capital Markets (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 290     Internship in Economics and Business (2-4 sem. hrs.)
ECON 302     Managerial Economics (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 325     Ecological Economics (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 326     Energy and the Economy (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 350     Economics of Developing Countries (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 385     Topics in Contemporary Economic Problems (for a total of 3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 390     Advanced Internship in Economics and Business (2-4 sem. hrs.)
ECON 399     Independent Study in Economics and Business (1-3 sem. hrs.)
HIST 215     The Growth of Industrial Society, 1750-Present (3 sem. hrs.)
HIST 228     The Making of Modernity, 1815-1914 (3 sem. hrs.)
MATH 305     Operations Research (3 sem. hrs.)
PHIL 114     Logic and Critical Thinking (3 sem. hrs.)
PHYS 111L     Fundamentals of Physics I (4 sem. hrs.)
SOC 277     Social Inequality: Class and Ethnicity (3 sem. hrs.)

Management

The following (12 sem. hrs.)

BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 302 Managerial Economics (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 303 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 306 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 sem. hrs.)

Both of the following (6 sem. hrs.)

BUS 213 Principles of Accounting I (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 214 Principles of Accounting II (3 sem. hrs.)

Three of the following, at least one of which must be at the 300-level, and at least one of which must be in economics or management (5-11 sem. hrs.)

BUS 202     Principles of Marketing (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 220     International Business (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 230     Introduction to Human Resource Management (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 253     Investment Management and Strategies (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 303     Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 305     Legal Environment of Business (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 310     Corporate Finance (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 385     Topics in Contemporary Business Issues (for a total of 3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 233     Economics of Health and Medical Care (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 255     The Political Economy of Globalization (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 286     Money, Banking, and Capital Markets (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 290     Internship in Economics and Business (2-4 sem. hrs.)
ECON 330     The World Economy: Trade and Finance (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 390     Advanced Internship in Economics and Business (2-4 sem. hrs.)
ECON 399     Independent Study in Economics and Business (1-3 sem. hrs.)
MATH 300     Probability Theory (3 sem. hrs.)
MATH 305     Operations Research (3 sem. hrs.)

Economics Minor

Students majoring in economics and management may not minor in economics.

The total number of courses required for the minor is 8 (24 semester hours).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (18 sem. hrs.)

    BUS 201    Principles of Management (3 sem. hrs.)
    ECON 101    Principles of Macroeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
    ECON 102    Principles of Microeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
    ECON 303    Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 sem. hrs.)
    ECON 306    Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 sem. hrs.)
    MATH 151    Elementary Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)
          or MATH 251     Mathematical Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)

Two additional economics or management courses, at least one of which must be at the 300-level (6 sem. hrs.)

Either ECON 290 Internship in Economics and Business or ECON 390 Advanced Internship in Economics and Business, but not both, can be counted toward the minor.

Management Minor

Students majoring in economics and management may not minor in management.

The total number of courses required for the minor is 8 (22-27 semester hours).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (15 sem. hrs.)

ECON 101     Principles of Macroeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 102     Principles of Microeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 201     Principles of Management (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 302     Managerial Economics (3 sem. hrs.)
MATH 151     Elementary Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)
        or MATH 251     Mathematical Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)

Students will choose three additional courses from the following list. At least two of these courses must be at the 300-level. (7-12 sem. hrs.)

BUS 202     Principles of Marketing (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 213     Principles of Accounting I (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 214     Principles of Accounting II (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 220     International Business (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 230     Introduction to Human Resource Management (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 253     Investment Management and Strategies (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 303     Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 305     Legal Environment of Business (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 310     Corporate Finance (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 385     Topics in Contemporary Business Issues (for a total of 3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 286     Money, Banking, and Capital Markets (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 290     Internship in Economics and Business (2-4 sem. hrs.)
ECON 303     Intermediate Microeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 306     Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 314     Econometrics (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 330     The World Economy: Trade and Finance (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 390     Advanced Internship in Economics and Business (2-4 sem. hrs.)
MATH 305     Operations Research (3 sem. hrs.)

Either ECON 290 Internship in Economics and Business or ECON 390 Advanced Internship in Economics and Business, but not both, can be counted toward the minor.

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