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Bachelor of Science in Business Economics

Sample Degree Path for B.S. in Business Economics

The Business Economics major combines courses in economics with those in accounting, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and quantitative business analysis. This unique array of courses leads to a  Bachelor of Science degree and provides the student with both the general and specific skill desired by employers.

The major requires a minimum of 73 hours in professional and elective courses. This major does not require an additional minor or a major. 

To be admitted into the Business Economics major, students must earn 60 hours with a minimum overall 2.5 GPA and a 2.5 GPA in the following courses:

COMM 145  Fundamentals of Communication & Public Speaking
MATH 123   Mathematical Applications for Business*
ACCT 200   Financial Accounting
ACCT 201   Managerial Accounting 
CIS 141   Basic Computer Literacy
ECON 202   Microeconomics Principles (may count as Colonnade Exploration Course)
ECON 203   Macroeconomics Principles (may count as Colonnade Exploration Course)
ECON 206   Statistics

*Students must complete MATH 123 or any calculus class to be admitted into the College of Business. The requirement is waived if a student scored at least 26 on Math section of ACT or 610 on Math SAT. 

Students must also complete the College's Business Core

CIS 243   Principles of Management Information Systems                                        
FIN 330   Principles of Financial Management
MGT 200   Legal Environment of Business
MGT 210   Organization and Management
MGT 314   Operations Management
MGT 498 
or ENT 496 
 Strategy & Policy  
 or Small Business Analysis & Strategy
MKT 220   Basic Marketing Concepts
ECON 306
or ECON 307 
 Statistical Analysis or
 FInancial Data Modeling

and the following courses in the major: 

ECON 302   Microeconomic Theory                                                                       
ECON 303   Macroeconomic Theory 
ECON 414   Managerial Economics 
ECON 465
or ECON 480 
 Regression and Econometrics
 or  Forecasting
Five ECON 
 300- and 400-level ECON courses not already required for the major.   Some courses may count as Colonnade Connections courses
 300- or 400-level College of Business course not already required by   the major
ECON 499   Senior Assessment Seminar (1 hour)

To find out which ECON courses may be applied to toward Colonnade requirements, see the list of approved Colonnade courses


Contact Information

Dr. Alex Lebedinsky 
Chair and Professor
Economics Department
(270) 745-2249

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 Last Modified 6/24/19