Economics, B.B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
ACC 215 Bison image Accounting Principles (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 207 Cap graduation image Bus & Prof Communication3
STA 150Foundations of Statistics3
STA 150LFoundations of Statistics Lab1
Natural/Physical Science4
Humanities3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
ENG 204 Bison image Writing for the Workplace (Writing Intensive)3
MGT 460 Bison image Strategic Management (Writing Intensive)3
MC or I: Intl Business Elective3
ECN 466 Bison image Economics Workshop (Capstone)3
College-Specific
ENG 204 Bison image Writing for the Workplace3
ACC 215 Bison image  Cap graduation image Accounting Principles (CT)3
ACC 216Principles of Accounting3
ECN 250Principles Microeconomics3
ECN 253 Cap graduation image Principles Macroeconomics3
FIN 323Principles of Finance3
LE 207 Cap graduation image Legal Environ of Business3
MIS 200Bus Computer Applications3
MIS 290Prin Management Info Systems3
MGT 218 Cap graduation image Business Quantitative Methods3
MGT 320 Cap graduation image Principles of Management3
MGT 460 Bison image Strategic Management3
MKT 340MKT Concepts and Applications3
Communication Studies Elective:
Select one of the following:3
Professional Presentations
Persuasive Communication
Group Communication
Superior-Subordinate Comm
Intercultural Communication
International Business Elective:
Select one of the following:3
Comparative Econ Systems 1
International Trade 1
Global Macroeconomic Analysis 1
Economic of Dev Countries 1
International Fin Management 1
International Management
International Marketing
Major-Specific
ECN 326 Cap graduation image Int Macroeconomic Analys3
ECN 328Int Microeconomic Analys3
ECN 423Intro to Econometrics3
ECN 466 Bison image Economics Workshop3
ECN/FIN Elective3
ECN/FIN Elective3
ECN/FIN Elective3
ECN/FIN Elective (400 Level)3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3

Major Information

  • The total number of free electives required depends on the number of hours completed in STA 150 Foundations of Statistics or STA 150B Foundations of Stats-Expanded and ENG 101 Beginning Composition or ENG 101P Beginning Composition Plus and the number of hours that can be double-counted toward multiple degree requirements.
  • ECN/FIN Electives can be any 300 or 400 level ECN or FIN courses not already required (except ECN 490 Internship and FIN 490 Internship). One elective must be at the 400 level.
  • ECN 466 Economics Workshop is the capstone course for all Economics majors. It can only be taken during the senior year after all prerequisites are met.
  • Multicultural or International additional university requirement met with International Business Elective.
  • Please check with advisor about course offerings. Not all classes will be offered every semester.

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Four Year Plan

The Department of Finance, Economics, and International Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Economics. Economics studies the choices that individuals, businesses, and government make when faced with unlimited wants and limited resources. In the program, you will learn how to better understand, analyze, and take action on these interrelationships. You will be taught how to communicate economic ideas and analysis through written and oral presentations and use quantitative techniques and problem solving skills that you learn in order to develop a research project involving economic analysis.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
STA 150 Foundations of Statistics 3
STA 150L Foundations of Statistics Lab 1
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
MIS 200 Bus Computer Applications 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
LE 207 Cap graduation image Legal Environ of Business 3
ECN 250 Principles Microeconomics 3
CMM 207 Cap graduation image Bus & Prof Communication 3
Physical or Natural Science 4
Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
ACC 215 Bison image  Cap graduation image Accounting Principles (CT) 3
ECN 253 Cap graduation image Principles Macroeconomics 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
Free Elective 3
CMM Studies Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ACC 216 Principles of Accounting 3
MGT 218 Cap graduation image Business Quantitative Methods 3
ENG 204 Bison image Writing for the Workplace 3
Free Elective 3
Humanities 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
ECN 328 Int Microeconomic Analys 3
MGT 320 Cap graduation image Principles of Management 3
MKT 340 MKT Concepts and Applications 3
MIS 290 Prin Management Info Systems 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ECN 326 Cap graduation image Int Macroeconomic Analys 3
FIN 323 Principles of Finance 3
ECN/FIN Elective 3
International Business Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
ECN 423 Intro to Econometrics 3
ECN/FIN Elective 3
ECN/FIN Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ECN/FIN Elective (400 Level) 3
ECN 466 Bison image Economics Workshop 3
MGT 460 Bison image Strategic Management 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120