2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Economics (B.A./B.S.) - Business Economics Specialization

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Eluned Jones, Department Head
Department of Economics
DePuy Military Hall
E-mail: eluned.jones@sdstate.edu
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Program Information

The major in Economics with a Business Economics Specialization combines the analytical rigor of an economics degree with the practical skills of a management degree. Students can tailor the program to their interests by choosing from a variety of electives in areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship.  Career opportunities for Business Economics majors include management, finance, banking, sales, real estate, and marketing. The Business Economics specialization also serves to prepare students for graduate work in law, economics , and business.

Student Learning Outcomes

Business Economics graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of concepts of economics and management that underlie the global economy and commerce;
  • Demonstrate the application of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods from economics and management to decision-making;
  • Demonstrate the ability to incorporate business research and analysis in oral and written communication to diverse audiences; and
  • Demonstrate the capacity to evaluate ethical matters within the context of the discipline.

Academic Requirements

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in CSC/MGMT 325 Management Information Systems, FIN 310 Business Finance, HRM 460 Human Resource Management, and MGMT 360 Organization and Management.

Course Delivery Format

The program offers courses on campus, with limited online coursework, usually during the summer.

Requirements for Economics Major - Business Economics Specialization: 120 Credits

Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences

System General Education Requirements

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  • One declared minor outside of the major prefix OR a second major OR a teaching specialization. The minor may be a traditional minor within one department or it may be interdisciplinary involving more than one department. The minor can be in a different college. The minor must be declared no later than the student’s third semester of enrollment.
  • Capstone course in the major discipline
  • Upper division coursework Credits: 33

Bachelor of Arts Requirements: 9+

Bachelor of Science Requirements: 13+

System General Education and/or major coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements. Consult program advisor for details. See the College of Arts and Sciences  for additional information about Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science specifications.


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120

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