2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

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



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Program Coordinator/Contact

Nicole Klein, Assistant Department Head
Department of Economics
Harding Hall
605-688-4141

Program Information

The major in Business Economics 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, business law, decision science, entrepreneurship, economics, finance, management, and marketing.  Career opportunities for Business Economics majors include management, finance, banking, sales, real estate, and marketing. The Business Economics major 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 Business Economics Major: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

System General Education Requirements


College of Arts, Humanities and Social 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, Humanities & Social Sciences  for additional information about Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science specifications.

Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


Summary of Program Requirements


Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

System General Education Requirements 31-32 Credit Hours
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements* 9+ Credit Hours
Major Requirements 62 Credit Hours
Supporting Coursework 6 Credit Hours
Electives** 17-18 Credit Hours

Bachelor of Science in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

System General Education Requirements 31-32 Credit Hours
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements* 13+ Credit Hours
Major Requirements 62 Credit Hours
Supporting Coursework 6 Credit Hours
Electives** 13-14 Credit Hours

*System General Education Requirements, Major Requirements, and Supporting Coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements.  
**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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