B.S. in Business Administration - Economics Concentration

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The Cook School’s economics program will help you learn to apply theory and problem-solving skills while balancing public policy with the choices faced by today’s society. The economics program helps students develop strong ethical, technical and professional skills, and provides in-depth expertise in economics.

B.S. in Business Administration - Economics Concentration

In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the B.S.B.A. degree, students with a concentration in Economics through the John Cook School of Business must complete 18 hours of coursework in addition to ECON 1900, ECON 3120, and ECON 3140, which are taken as part of the Business Common Body of Knowledge. Economics students must maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA in all economics courses used to fulfill concentration requirements. If not, students will not be allowed to enroll in 3000 or 4000 level economics courses. 

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Course Options

Three Hours as follows:

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
ECON 3010Introduction to Econometrics ECON 1900 & OPM 2070


Fifteen hours chosen from the following (3 credit hours each):

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
ECON 3790Economies of Latin America ECON 1900
ECON 4080Industrial Organization and Public Policy ECON 3140
ECON 4120Law and Economics ECON 3120*, ECON 3140*; MGT 2000 highly recommended
ECON 4160History of Economic AnalysisECON 3120* & ECON 3140*
ECON 4200Money and BankingECON 3120*
ECON 4300International Trade ECON 3120* & ECON 3140*
ECON 4310Exchange Rates and the Global Economy ECON 3120*
ECON 4400Labor Economics ECON 3140*
ECON 4450Economics of International MigrationECON 3140*
ECON 4500Sports Economics ECON 3140* & OPM 207
ECON 4560Economic Development ECON 3140*
ECON 4600Public Finance ECON 3140*
ECON 4650Public Choice and Political EconomicsECON 3140*
ECON 4700Health Economics ECON 3140*
ECON 4770Advanced Econometrics ECON 3010, ECON 3120*, ECON 3140*
ECON 4930Special Topics in Economics Varies by course

* MATH 1320, MATH 1510, or higher level Calculus course is a prerequisite for ECON 3120 and ECON 3140