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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 students with skills highly desired by employers.

The major requires a minimum of 72 hours of coursework. This major does not require an additional minor or a major, but students are strongly encouraged to purse a minor or a certificate to enhance a particular skill set such as data analytics, entrepreneurship or sales. The program is designed for students to be able to add a minor and still graduate in four years, especially if that minor is in the College of Business. The B.S. in Business Economics requires students to take two business electives and leaves room for five general electives (see the Sample Degree Path). Students wishing to pursue a minor can take coursework for the minor instead of the general electives. If you are interested in adding a minor, ask your advisor to see which of the business minors or certificates will work best with your degree.

To earn the B.S. in Business Economics, students must complete the following courses:

ACADEMIC CORE (27 hours)
MATH 123   Mathematical Applications for Business
ACT 110   Accounting for Decision Makers                                        
BDAN 250   Introduction to Analytics
ECON 202   Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 206   Statistics
FIN 330   Principles of Finance
MGT 210   Organization and Management
MKT 220   Basic Marketing Concepts
MGT 498 
ENT 496 
 Strategy and Policy
 Small Business Analysis and Strategy
BA 170 
BA 175 
BA 220 
 Business Student Basic (Freshmen)
 University Experience Business (LLC)
 Special Topics in Business (Transfers and Change of major)
MGT 261    Business Communication Fundamentals
ECON 399    Career Readiness in Economics
ECON 499    Senior Assessment 
ECON 203   Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 302   Microeconomic Theory                                                                       
ECON 303   Macroeconomic Theory 
ECON 306 
ECON 307 
 Statistical Analysis 
 Financial Data Modeling
ECON 414   Managerial Economics 
ECON 375 
ECON 390 
ECON 434 
Moral Issues of Capitalism 
Economics, Law, and Public Choice
The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination
ECON 465   Regression and Econometrics 
Four ECON 
 300- and 400-level ECON courses not already required for the major.   Some courses may count as Colonnade Connections courses
Two  Professional 
ACCT 220 or any 300- or 400-level College of Business course not already required by  the major


Some upper-level electives may satisfy Colonnade Connections requirements: ECON 375 is in the Social and Cultural category, and ECON 385 and ECON 430 are in the Local to Global category. Note, only one of these courses can be used to satisfy the Connections requirement - the rest must be taken from other disciplines. 


Contact Information

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

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 Last Modified 10/12/22