The business/economics major focuses on economic life at the level of the firm.


Any organization, whether it be a for-profit or not-for-profit endeavor, must deal with the issues of purpose, product/service creation, distribution channels, human and financial resources, technology, and information. All of this must be considered in the context of a dynamic global economy.

The business/economics major offers a range of courses which enable students to develop their understanding of these foundational issues as they relate to principles of marketing, finance, management, financial information, and operations. In addition to course work within the major, students are encouraged to use general electives outside the department to develop a concentrated focus of study supporting themes such as advertising, human resource management, actuarial science, financial information, marketing, management, finance, international business and law.

For a full list of courses, please consult the course catalog >

Required Courses for Business/Economics Major

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Accounting I
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Business Strategy
  • Senior Seminar

10 hours of Electives

Any of the following electives:

  • BEC 227 Principles of Accounting II
  • BEC 229 Management Information Systems
  • BEC 328 Business Ethics
  • BEC 352 Business Law
  • Econ 345 Money and Banking
  • Econ 361 Evolution of the Global Economy
  • Econ 362 Wealth and Poverty of Nations
  • Econ 364 Health Economics
  • Econ 365 Economic Development & Growth
  • Econ 366 International Economics
  • Econ 375 Econometrics
  • Econ 376 Game Theory
  • Econ 378 Economics of Labor & Poverty
  • BEC 431 Investment Analysis & Capital Markets
  • BEC 433 New Venture Strategy
  • Courses offered occasionally
  • BEC 382 Advanced MIS
  • BEC 382 Int’l Dispute Resolution/Litigation
  • BEC 382 Digital Marketing
  • BEC 382 Organizational Effectiveness
  • BEC 382 Mktg & Supply Chain Strategy
  • Independent Study
  • Internship

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