Eluned Jones, Department Head
Department of Economics
DePuy Military Hall
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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.
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.