Courses in economics (1) provide an understanding of the economic processes that provide the foundation for our business, political, and social behavior; (2) teach students how to acquire, process, and analyze information; and (3) provide a rigorous preparation for management careers in business and government and for graduate study in economics, business administration, and law.

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Economics majors will demonstrate knowledge of macroeconomic concepts and the influence government policies have on the overall economy.
  2. Economics majors will demonstrate knowledge of microeconomic concepts and the influence market structure and government policies have on market outcomes.
  3. Economics majors will demonstrate knowledge of econometric concepts and use the results to predict and forecast.
  4. Economics majors will utilize quantitative skills to solve economic problems.

Assessment of the educational outcomes for the economics major is primarily the responsibility of the economics faculty. A variety of methods may be used to assess the learning outcomes, including examinations, quizzes, oral presentations, written assignments, research papers, and projects. The faculty members use the assessment results to continuously review and improve the economics curriculum.

Requirements for the B.B.A. with a Major in Economics

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 142
Area F Requirements 218
Introduction to Business
The Environment of Business
Fundamentals of Computer Applications
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Accounting I
and Principles of Accounting II
Senior College Curriculum60
Required Senior College Core 2
BUSA 2100Applied Business Statistics3
BUSA 3100Business Analytics3
FIN 3350Financial Management3
MGNT 3250Management and Organization Behavior3
MKTG 3050Introduction to Marketing3
International Option3
Select one of the following:
International Economics
Multinational Corporate Finance
Introduction to International Business
International Marketing
International Management
BUSA 2999Career Development0
BUSA 3999Experiential Learning0
BUSA 4900Business Policy3
Required Economics Core 29
ECON 4000Introduction to Econometrics3
ECON 4100Managerial Economics3
ECON 4500Intermediate Macroeconomics3
Economics Electives 215
Any 3000-or 4000-level ECON courses not required or selected above. Students who double-major in another BBA degree may use ONE of the following as an ECON elective: MKTG 3650, MGNT 4640, FIN 4520, or ACCT 3400.
Business Electives 29
Any 3000- or 4000-level business courses not selected above
General Electives 6
Electives may be business and/or non-business courses
Total hours required for the degree120
1

 If ECON 2105 is taken in Area E, the grade must be a "C" or better.

2

The grade in each of these courses must be a “C” or better.

3

 If PERS 2799 Personal Finance is not taken in Area B, it must be taken as a general elective.
 If ECON 2105 is not taken in Area E, it must be taken as a general elective, and the grade must be a "C" or better.