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Business Economics Certificate

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The Business Economics Certificate (BEC) is an innovative program designed to prepare the student for a successful career in a rapidly changing economic environment. The certificate combines an Economics major in the College of Liberal Arts with the Business minor in the Mays Business School, integrating the skills taught in business courses with the fundamentals of economics.

The BEC builds on the fundamental principles taught in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistics. The required course for the BEC, econometric forecasting, provides the student with the knowledge, breadth and flexibility to grasp opportunities and challenges in a fast-changing world. This forecasting course will build upon the foundational principles of ECMT 463, a required prerequisite. Two elective courses in applied economics permit BEC majors to develop knowledge and skills in such areas as financial economics, regulatory policy, strategic behavior, and personnel economics. Combined with the business foundations courses, the BEC curriculum prepares the student for success after graduation.

Upon completion of the certificate requirements, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, as well as the Business Economics Certificate and a minor in Business.

Note: These certificates will not be recorded on the student's transcript, but can be included in materials presented to potential employers, organizations, or other individuals. Graduates of the program will be supported by the Liberal Arts Career Services, which provides career counseling and arranges interviews with prospective employers.

The Business Economics Certificate (BEC) was implemented in the 2001 fall semester. Certification may be obtained at the end of any semester upon completion of all degree and BEC requirements.

Business Economics Certificate Curriculum


Applied Economics: Required Course
ECMT 475 - Forecasting

Applied Economics: Electives (choose 2)
ECON 426 - Economics of Antitrust and Regulation
ECON 433 - Energy Markets and Policy
ECON 445 - Financial Economics
ECON 449 - Economics of Strategy and Decision Making

Business Minor


ACCT 209 - Survey of Accounting
INFO 209 - Business Information Systems Concepts
FINC 409 - Survey of Finance Principles
MGMT 209 - Business, Government and Society
MGMT 409 - Survey of Management
MKTG 309 - Marketing

Business Economics Certificate Request Portable Document Format (PDF)

Requirements

Basic Requirements

You must complete the requirements of the College of Liberal Arts for a Bachelor of Science in Economics, including:

  • MATH 141 - Business Mathematics I or Differential and Integral Calculus
  • MATH 142 - Business Mathematics II or Multivariate Calculus
  • STAT 211 or 303 - Principles of Statistics

The special requirements for the Business Economics Program are shown on the previous page and explained on this page. All courses must be taken for a letter grade (i.e. no Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory).

Business Foundations Program Requirements

You must complete the following courses in the Mays Business School required for a minor in business. Note that ACCT 209 is the prerequisite for FINC 409. It is recommended for all majors pursuing a B.S. degree that you complete both accounting courses before enrolling in FINC 409.

Business Minor

ACCT 209 - Survey of Accounting
INFO 209 - Business Info Systems Concepts
FINC 409 - Survey of Finance Principles
MGMT 209 - Business, Government and Society
MGMT 309 - Survey of Management
MKTG 409 - Marketing

Fundamental Economics Course Requirements

You must complete the following economics courses:

Economics Core

ECON 202 - Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 203 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 323 - Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 410 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECMT 463 - Introduction to Econometrics

Applied Economics Course Requirements

You must complete three courses in applied economics: one required in forecasting, and two electives. Note that the forecasting course has ECMT 463 as a prerequisite. Planning your course sequencing to honor the course prerequisites is the BEC major's sole responsibility. Please consult with your advisor regularly!

Applied Economics

Required Course: ECMT 475: Forecasting

Electives: Choose 2

ECON 426 - Economics of Antitrust and Regulation
ECON 445 - Financial Economics
ECON 449 - Economics of Strategy and Decision Making
ECON 489 - Energy Economics and Policy

Note: These certificates will not be recorded on the student's transcript, but can be included in materials presented to potential employers, organizations, or other individuals. Graduates of the program will be supported by the Liberal Arts Career Services, which provides career counseling and arranges interviews with prospective employers.