Advisement for the major is available from the Economics and Finance Department.
Business Economics, B.S. Curriculum Guide (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)
A major in business economics prepares majors to apply the scientific approach to cause and effect relationships affecting the performance of the business enterprise and its impact on society’s living standards.
Coursework focuses on understanding and measuring the consequences of public policies and regulations; the behavior of consumers, competitors and other important groups; and the firm’s own decisions. The emphasis on analytical skills and empirical methodology provides a strong foundation for students interested in graduate study in business and for those with career interests in economic research or forecasting in either business or government.
Economics Policies and Procedures
A student with an intended business economics major will be classified in a pre-professional track until the student has applied to and been accepted in the major.
Business economics majors must submit applications for admission to the Professional Program. No business economics student will be allowed to remain in 300/400 level Perdue School courses if s/he has not submitted this application.
All business courses need to be completed with a C grade or higher.
Lower division core, upper division core, major and special requirements may be repeated only once. Students desiring to repeat an SU course to improve a grade must repeat that course at SU.
Track courses are to be taken at SU. A maximum of 6 credit hours of comparable courses may be approved if taken at AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited schools.
For Additional Policies and Procedures: Please refer to the Department of Economics and Finance.
The applied business learning experience (ABLE) is normally completed during the second semester of the junior year or the first semester of the senior year and can be met through either an internship or experiential project.
Internships are normally completed off campus at a variety of businesses, government or not-for-profit organizations.
For additional information concerning ABLE program requirements, students should see the undergraduate programs coordinator in the Perdue School of Business.
This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.
University Undergraduate Major Policies
- Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
- Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
- All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
- Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
- Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
- Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
- It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
- Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.
General Education Requirements
Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.
Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)
A. C or Better in One of the Following
B. Select One Course From:
Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:
Group II: History (2 Courses)
A. Select One Course From:
B. Select One Course From:
Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)
A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:
B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:
C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)
- ART, COMM, DANC or THEA, MDFL, MUSC, PHIL, ANTH, CADR, ECON or FINA, EDFN, ENVR, Human GEOG, POSC, PSYC, SOCI 3-4 Hour(s) Credit
- HONR 112 - Issues in the Social Sciences 4 Hour(s) Credit
- HONR 211 - Issues in the Humanities 4 Hour(s) Credit
Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)
A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:
BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:
B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:
C. Select One Course From:
MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:
Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)
Perdue School Pre-Professional Core
Complete 1 of the Following:
Complete 1 of the Following:
Professional Program Admission Requirements
Complete the following for admission into the Professional Program:
- A GPA of 2.5 or higher in the pre-professional core courses is required for admission into the Professional Program, including those courses taken at another institution. Additional students may be admitted by descending order of GPA (in pre-professional core courses) in numbers sufﬁcient to maintain a quality student/faculty ratio. A GPA calculator is available to assist you online.
- Grades of C or higher must be earned in all pre-professional courses.
- Students may repeat each business course one time only. If students exceed repeats, they will not be admissible to the Professional Program.
- Students must have completed 56 total credit hours of college courses to be admitted into the Professional Program.
- Turn in applications by December 1 for Winter or Spring admission and May 1 for Fall admission.
- Complete at least 9 out of 11 Pre-Professional Courses (26 credits):
Upper Division/Professional Core (6 Courses)
* Prerequisites to MGMT 492
General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major
IIIA (Humanities), IIIB (Social Science), IVB (Non Lab Science), IVC (Mathematics)
Business Economics Requirements (5 Courses)
* ECON 230 is a prerequisite for these courses.
Business Economics Electives (1 Course)
Complete 1 from the Following:
* Not offered every semester.
ABLE Requirement (1 Course)