Requirements

  • The Majors and Minors in Economics, Business, and Finance were redesigned in 2013 (see left navigation bar for requirements before Fall 2013). The new requirements will apply to all students who matriculate in Fall Semester 2013 or thereafter. Current students may choose to follow either the new requirements or the old requirements.

    The rules pertaining to repeated courses will apply to students who received a grade of C- or lower prior to Fall 2013 in BUSN/ECON 180, FIN 237, and FIN 380, and who wish now to re-take these courses in their newly numbered guises (respectively): BUSN/ECON/FIN 130, FIN 210, and FIN 320.

    The Department of Economics and Business offers Majors and Minors in Economics, Business, and Finance. Students cannot double major within the Department of Economics & Business. Student also cannot have both a major and minor that are both from the Department of Economics & Business.      

    Major and Minor in Economics

    Requirements for the Major in Economics:

    At least 10 credits

    • MATH 110: Calculus I
    • ECON 110: Principles of Economics
    • ECON 130: Applied Statistics – Students who have taken this course will not receive credit for MATH 150. Students who have already completed an equivalent college-level statistics course may have this requirement waived if approved by the department chair.
    • ECON 210: Microeconomic Theory
    • ECON 220: Macroeconomic Theory
    • ECON 330: Econometrics
    • 3 additional economics or finance courses (ECON or FIN prefix) – at least 2 must be at or above the 300-level. Internships do not count as economics elective courses, but BUSN 322 Emerging Markets Analysis can be counted as an Economics elective.
    • Completion of the Senior Studies Requirement in 1 of the following ways:
      • 1 economics or finance course (ECON or FIN prefix) at the 400-level excluding internships
      • Senior Thesis – talk to the Chair of the Department or see the Senior Thesis tab under Student Research on the webpage for requirements.

    Students must earn a grade of C- or better in ECON 110, 130, 210, 220 and MATH 110.

    Requirements for the Minor in Economics:

    At least 6 credits

    • ECON 110: Principles of Economics
    • MATH 110: Calculus I or MATH 160: Mathematical Methods with Applications
    • ECON 210: Microeconomic Theory or ECON 220: Macroeconomic Theory
    • 3 additional economics or finance courses (ECON or FIN prefix) at the 200-level or higher – excluding internships, but including ECON 130: Applied Statistics

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    Major and Minor in Business

    Requirements for the Major in Business:

    At least 12 credits

    • MATH 110: Calculus I or MATH 160: Mathematical Methods with Applications
    • ECON 110: Principles of Economics
    • BUSN 130: Applied Statistics – Students who have taken this course will not receive credit for MATH 150. Students who have already completed an equivalent college-level statistics course may have this requirement waived if approved by the department chair.
    • BUSN 230: Financial Accounting
    • ECON 210: Microeconomic Theory
    • ECON 220: Macroeconomic Theory
    • FIN 210: Financial Management
    • PHIL 203: Business and Professional Ethics or PHIL 325: Major Ethical Theories
    • 3 additional business, economics, or finance courses (BUSN, ECON, FIN prefix) at the 300-level or above, excluding internships, and with 2 or fewer being marketing courses
    • Completion of the Senior Studies Requirement in 1 of the following ways:
      • 1 business or finance course (BUSN or FIN prefix) at the 400-level, excluding internships
      • ECON 430: International Trade Theory and Practice
      • Senior Thesis – talk to the Chair of the Department or see the Senior Thesis tab under Student Research on the webpage for requirements.

    Students must earn a grade of C- or better in ECON 110, 210 and 220; MATH 110 or 160; BUSN 130 and 230; FIN 210; and PHIL 203 or 325.

    Requirements for the Minor in Business:

    At least 7 credits

    • ECON 110: Principles of Economics
    • MATH 110: Calculus I or MATH 160 Mathematical Methods with Applications
    • BUSN 130: Applied Statistics
    • BUSN 230: Financial Accounting
    • FIN 210: Financial Management
    • 2 additional Business (BUSN prefix) courses – excluding internships

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    Major and Minor in Finance

    Requirements for the Major in Finance:

    At least 12 credits

    • MATH 110: Calculus I
    • ECON 110: Principles of Economics
    • FIN 130: Applied Statistics – Students who have taken this course will not receive credit for MATH 150. Students who have already completed an equivalent college-level statistics course may have this requirement waived if approved by the department chair.
    • BUSN 230: Financial Accounting
    • ECON 210: Microeconomic Theory
    • ECON 220: Macroeconomic Theory
    • FIN 210: Financial Management
    • FIN 310: Corporate Finance
    • FIN 320: Investments
    • 2 additional courses chosen from the following:
      • 300-level or higher finance courses (FIN prefix), excluding internships
      • BUSN 330: Intermediate Accounting
      • BUSN 331: Managerial Accounting
      • ECON 313: Money and Banking
      • ECON 330: Econometrics
    • Completion of the Senior Studies Requirement in 1 of the following ways:
      • 1 finance course (FIN prefix) at the 400-level, excluding internships
      • Senior Thesis – talk to the Chair of the Department or see the Senior Thesis tab under Student Research on the webpage for requirements.

    Students must earn a grade of C- or better in ECON 110, 210 and 220; MATH 110; BUSN 230; FIN 130 and 210.

    Requirements for the Minor in Finance:

    At least 8 credits

    • MATH 110: Calculus I or MATH 160 Mathematical Methods with Applications
    • ECON 110: Principles of Economics
    • FIN 130: Applied Statistics
    • BUSN 230: Financial Accounting
    • FIN 210: Financial Management
    • FIN 310: Corporate Finance
    • FIN 320: Investments
    • 1 additional class from the following:
      • 200-level or higher finance course (FIN prefix), excluding internships
      • BUSN 330: Intermediate Accounting
      • BUSN 331: Managerial Accounting
      • ECON 313: Money and Banking
      • ECON 330: Econometrics

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