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Department of Economics - Degree Requirements
 

PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Students must formally declare their interest in taking a BBA Degree by the end of their second year of full-time coursework (60 credit hours). Students are required to have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, and successfully completed MATH 103 and STAT 201. MATH 201 (Calculus I) is also recommended for students majoring in Finance.

UNIVERSITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (124 CREDIT HOURS)
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)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 39 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level and above), of which at least 24 credit hours need to be taken in the major, depending on the stipulations of each program. Of the 39 credit hours of upper-level courses, 27 credit hours should be in residence at AUK.

BBA CORE COURSES (37 CREDIT HOURS)
BBA students must complete the following core courses:

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

ECONOMICS MAJOR COURSES (24 CREDIT HOURS)
To be awarded a BBA in Economics, students must complete the following six 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)


INTERNSHIP AND COMMON CAPSTONE (6 CREDIT HOURS)

Internship 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 case studies to integrate material from the different business subjects learned in the BBA program. The Capstone requires senior standing and substantial completion of the common core.

FREE ELECTIVES (8 credit hours)
Students are strongly advised to consult with their academic advisor when choosing their free electives.

 

 
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