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Department of Economics - Degree Requirements

Students must formally declare their interest in taking the BBA in Economics by the end of their sophomore year or second year of full-time coursework (60 credit hours). Students are required to have: a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, a grade of “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 110, and a grade of “C” or better in STAT 201. These are prerequisites for many ECON courses. Furthermore, to lay sound foundations for upper level courses, students are strongly advised to achieve a minimum of a “B” grade in both ECON 200 and ECON 201.

To receive a BBA in Economics, students must complete at least 124 credit hours:

  • General Education Requirements
  • (49)
  • BBA Core Courses
  • (37)
  • Economics Major Courses
  • (24)
  • Internship & Common Capstone
  • (6)
  • Free Electives
  • (8)

BBA students must complete the following core courses:

ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting (4)
ACCT 205 Managerial Accounting (3)
BEAL 401 Legal & Ethical Issues in Business (3)
BEAL 403 Corporate Governance & Ethics (3)
BUS 210 Research Methods for Business (3)
BUS 321 International Business Management (3)
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
FINC 332 Financial Management (3)
HR 205 Human Resource Administration & Development (3)
MGMT 201 Principles of Management (3)
MGMT 304 Business Relationship Management (3)
MRKT 200 Principles of Marketing (3)

Students majoring in economics must complete the following 6 courses (18 credit hours):

ECON 302 Quantitative Methods for Business & Economics (3)
ECON 305 International Economics or ECON 389 Special Topics (3)
ECON 310 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
ECON 312 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 405 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
ECON 413 Economics Capstone: Development & Resource Economics (3)

In addition, students must complete a further 2 courses in Economics (6 credits, designated ECON at 300-level or above) offered by the College of Business and Economics


ECON 470 (3 credit hours)
All students must participate in an Internship Program for each BBA Major. The Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their capacity for leadership, teamwork, and business activity in the context of work experience. Internships are completed in the senior year and while in residency at AUK. Priority is given to graduating students. For the duration of the semester, students are responsible for working 42 hours per semester for each credit hour. Students are to refer to the College’s Internship Handbook for further details of the internship process, requirements, and method of assessment.

Common Capstone BUS 490 (3 credit hours)
All BBA students are required to complete the Common Business Administration Capstone course. This course uses cases studies to integrate material from the different business subjects learned in the BBA program. The Capstone requires senior standing.

FREE ELECTIVES (8 credit hours)

Students must take sufficient electives to complete the 124 credit hour requirement for graduation. Students are strongly advised to consult with their academic advisor when choosing these electives.


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