Curriculum Requirements

Prior to reviewing the recommended course schedules for the various majors and concentrations taught in the Department of Economics and Management, the student should first realize that there are curriculum requirements from three component areas:

"The "Common Core"

This is the "liberal arts" portion of the educational requirements. The Common Core is a universal requirement at the college; it must be completed by all students regardless of major. For more information, go here

The Major

  1. Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Economics must complete:
    1. Economics Core:
      1. 15 credits in Economics
      2. 6 credits in Math
    2. Economics electives
      1. 15 credits
  2. Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Management must complete:
    1. Business Core
      1. 33 specified credits in Management
      2. Non Business Required courses
        1. 18 specified credits in Economics, Mathematics and English (those courses also in the Common core are marked with an asterisk "*".)
    2. One Business Concentration
      1. 15 credits, (including some electives) all advanced (300 level) courses. Concentrations available in:
        1. Accounting
        2. Aviation
        3. Finance
        4. Management
        5. Marketing

Minimum Number of Semester Hours in Non-Management Courses

At least sixty (60) NON-MGMT semester credit hours are needed for graduation. This includes all core courses and general education requirements. Economics courses are not considered management courses. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that we adequately expose students to a broad range of fields and encourage the development of interdisciplinary programs.

To quickly figure out whether you meet this requirement, count the number of courses you have taken that are prefixed by anything other than MGMT (i.e., ECON, ART, ENGL, MATH, etc.) and multiply this number by three. If the result is at least 60 (you have taken twenty, three-credit courses), then you are all set. If you have at least 60 credit hours outside MGMT and you still have courses to take, the remaining courses may all be MGMT courses. If you are below 60 credit hours, you need to take additional non-MGMT courses to meet this requirement.

Be careful if some courses are not 3 credits, or if they are transfer courses. See your advisor to make sure you are meeting this requirement.

General Electives

Any other courses offered in the College (or transferred from another college). You may use these courses to construct a curriculum that caters to your interests. These courses are often used to develop a minor area of study. You must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.