Buena Vista University

Business Economics

Conduct research at a Fortune 500 company. Develop economic policies at a non-profit. Forecast market trends at a leading electronics corporation. As an economics major at BVU, you will have access to a variety of business courses, expert professors, and practical experience to better understand how the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services affects the world in which we live.

In class and through travel and internships, you’ll analyze cost effectiveness, learn the power of the consumer dollar, debate governmental policy, and gain an understanding of the factors that shape the flow of commerce. You’ll not only gain a broader view of the fundamentals of business as an economics major, but of the world and its day-to-day operations.

Courses of study

Major in Business Economics: 52 credit hours

Common business core:

ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
MATH 140 Elementary Applied Statistics
MGMT 206 Management Science
MGMT 306 Principles of Management
MGMT 315 Business Law I
MGMT 492 Business Policy and Strategy
MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing

Major courses:

ECON 301 Microeconomic Theory
ECON 302 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 405 International Economics

9 credit hours from:

ECON 340 Econometrics
ECON 420 Money and Credit Institutions
ECON 485 Topics in Economics (may be repeated once)
MATH 330 Applied Regression Analysis

Minor in Business Economics: 18 credit hours

ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 405 International Economics
ECON 301 Microeconomic Theory or ECON 302 Macroeconomic Theory

6 additional credit hours from:

ECON 301 Microeconomic Theory or ECON 302 Macroeconomic Theory
(class not taken above)
ECON 340 Econometrics or MATH 330 Applied Regression Analysis
ECON 420 Money and Credit Institutions
ECON 485 Topics in Economics*
*May not be repeated for credit in the business economics minor

Major in Business Economics with Teaching Licensure (5-12):

Option 1: 52 credit hours

Business economics major
Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

Option 2: 40 credit hours

Business Education – All (5-12)

9 credit hours from:

ECON 301 Microeconomic Theory
ECON 302 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 340 Econometrics
ECON 405 International Economics
ECON 420 Money and Credit Institutions
Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

Option 3: 60 credit hours

Social science licensure major (see page 129)
One option area must be economics
Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

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800.383.9600

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