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Managerial Economics Option

The Managerial Economics option is an interdisciplinary program which allows students to use business classes toward the requirements of the economics degree.  The Managerial Economics option is suited for students interested in pursuing jobs or graduate study in business with a strong economics background.

To receive a major in Managerial Economics you must complete a minimum of 51 credits as listed below.

  • Principles (8 credits):

ECON 201 – Introduction to Microeconomics (4 credits)
ECON 202 – Introduction to Macroeconomics (4 credits)

  • Calculus (4 credits):

MATH 241 – Calculus for Management & Social Science (4 credits)
       OR
MATH 251 – Differential Calculus (4 credits)

  •  Microeconomic Theory (4 credits):

ECON 311 – Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4 credits)
    OR
ECON 411 – Microeconomic Theory (4 credits)

  •   Macroeconomic Theory (4 credits):

ECON 315 – Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4 credits)
    OR
ECON 415 – Macroeconomic Theory (4 credits)

  • Statistics (4 credits):

ST 351 – Introduction to Statistical Methods (4 credits)
    OR
ECON 423 – Econometrics I (4 credits)

  • Econometrics (4 credits):

ECON 424 – Introduction to Econometrics (4 credits)
    OR
ECON 427 – Econometrics II (4 credits)

  • WIC Course (4 credits):

ECON 428 – Introduction to Economic Research (4 credits)
    OR
ECON 439 – Public Policy Analysis (4 credits)
    OR
ECON 463 – Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (4 credits)

Additional Managerial Requirements (19-23 credits)

  • ECON 462 – Managerial Economics (4 credits)
        OR
    ECON 460 – Industrial Organization (4 credits)
  • BA 215 – Money and Investment Management (4 credits)
        OR
    BA 211 – Financial Accounting (4 credits)            
        AND
           BA 213 – Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
  • BA 360 – Financial Management (4 credits)
  • AND any 2 courses listed below:

BA 351 – Managing Organizations (4 credits)
BA 357 – Operations Management (4 credits)
BA 390 – Marketing (4 credits)
ECON 330 -- Money and Banking (4 credits)
ECON 340 – International Economics (4 credits)
ECON 460 – Industrial Organization (4 credits)(cannot use here & as a Managerial Requirement)
ECON 463 – Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (4 credits – cannot use here if used for WIC)
ECON 480 – Labor Economics (4 credits)

All students must receive a grade of “C” (2.00) or better in all upper-division required courses and must maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 in all courses taken for the Managerial Economics option.  None of the 51 credits may be taken S/U.  No more than 4 credits of self-study courses (ECON 401-406, 408-410) may be counted towards the 51 credit requirement.