Economics Major

The economics major provides excellent preparation for students who wish to graduate with a solid grounding in economic fundamentals along with training in the functional areas of business such as finance, accounting, marketing and management.

An undergraduate major in business economics provides background which is applicable for jobs in banking, consulting, investment and brokerage houses, sales and marketing, as well as positions as financial analysts, risk management analysts, forecasters, or analyst staff members in litigation, mergers, or acquisition departments. The business economics background also leads to a diversity of opportunities for those who wish to pursue graduate education in business economics and finance, for those interested in pursuing an MBA, or for those students considering a degree in law.

Many public policy issues have a strong economic dimension; therefore, business economics is a natural undergraduate major for those interested in a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, or public health. Many opportunities also exist for business economics students in various government agencies at the federal, state, or local levels as analysts and researchers.

Business Economics Core Requirements

  • Acct 101 Principles of Accounting I
  • Acct 102 Principles of Accounting II
  • Badm 310 Business Law I
  • Badm 350 Business Ethics
  • Badm 405 Business Policy & Strategy
  • Badm 420 Seminar in Business Etiquette (1 Credit)
  • Econ 105 Macroeconomics
  • Econ 106 Microeconomics
  • Econ 406 Managerial Economics
  • Fin 350 Financial Management
  • Mgmt 120 Principles of Management
  • Mis 110 Advanced Computer Applications
  • Mktg 162 Principles of Integrated Marketing

Business Economics Major Requirements

  • Econ 200 International Economics
  • Econ 305 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Econ 306 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Fin 245 Financial Institutions & Markets
  • Fin 360 International Finance

Additional Requirements (Choose 3)

  • Acct 340 Cost Accounting
  • Econ 250 Economics of Poverty
  • Econ 260 Environmental Economics & Policy
  • Econ 320 Economic Development of Latin America
  • Fin 301 Investments
  • Fin 305 Financial Planning
  • Mktg 301 Consumer Behavior
  • Poli 380 Politics of the Global Economy

Students interested in the business economics major should contact Dr. Selin Yalcindag or Dr. Juan Argaez from the Walker School of Business.


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum