The business economics major prepares students for careers in business management or public administration and for post-baccalaureate studies in business, economics, or law.
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The Business Economics Major
The courses in the business economics major serve two purposes:
- they give students a broad background in the major functional areas of business administration; and
- they allow students to focus on the field of economics.
Preparation for the Major
Lower-division requirements for the major are the completion of the following courses with no grade below C-. Transfer courses must be C- or better.
Students who are pursuing a business major must complete all lower-division business preparatory courses before earning 60 units. Students who have completed 45 – 59 units will receive an email reminding them of the policy that business majors need to complete all lower-division business preparatory courses by 60 units and recommending that they meet with a business advisor, if needed. Students, who have completed 60-74 units but still have outstanding lower-division business preparatory courses, will have an advisor hold placed on their account and must meet with a business advisor before registering for any upper-division business courses. If a student has earned 75 or more units and still has not completed all of the lower-division business preparatory courses then the student will not be able to register for any upper-division business courses until the lower-division business preparatory courses have been successfully completed with a C- or better.
|ACCT 201||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 202||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|ECON 101||Principles of Microeconomics||3-4|
|ECON 102||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 216||Statistics for Business and Economics||1-4|
|or ECON 217||Applied Regression Analysis|
ECON 217 is restricted to incoming transfer students and must receive pre-approval
|ITMG 100||Information Systems||3|
|MATH 130||Survey of Calculus||3|
|or MATH 150||Calculus I|
Students majoring in business economics must satisfy the USD core curriculum requirements as set forth in this catalog, lower-division requirements for the major, the Professional Development Passport Program and all of the following major requirements:
|DSCI 300||Prescriptive Business Analytics||3|
|ETLW 302||Business and Society||3|
|or PHIL 332||Business Ethics|
|ETLW 311||Business Law I||3|
|FINA 300||Financial Management||3|
|MGMT 300||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MKTG 300||Fundamentals of Marketing||3|
|or MKTG 303||Fundamentals of Marketing Alternative|
|Business Core Total Units||18|
|ECON 201||Intermediate Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 202||Intermediate Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 370||Applied Econometrics||3|
|ECON 473||Managerial Economics||3|
|ECON 490||Senior Seminar||3|
|Required Courses Total Units||15|
|Any pre-approved ECON upper-division electives||6|
The business economics major requires a minimum of 24 upper-division units in the major be completed at USD, of which 12 units must be in economics.