Bachelor in Economics

General

Program Description

Focus

The study of economics develops analytical skills that are applicable to many jobs, including careers in business and government. An economics major also provides an excellent background for graduate study in business, law, public administration, finance and economics. Many students elect to pursue dual majors in the Breech School, with a dual major in economics and finance being particularly commonplace.

Student Learning/Engagement/Teaching

Economics courses are designed to provide students with the theoretical foundation required to analyze economic problems and help business and government leaders make better decisions. Knowledge of economics is also essential for citizens to participate responsibly in public debate on economic and social issues.

Typical Careers for Economics Majors

An undergraduate major in economics provides a broad foundation which is excellent preparation for many jobs in business and government. Economics majors are required to take courses in accounting, finance, statistics, marketing, and management in addition to their economics specialization. This preparation provides the broad-based background sought by many employers while emphasizing the rigorous analytical skills that characterize economic reasoning.

Where our Students Go

Economics majors from Drury have gone on to careers in business, government and higher education. Recent graduates include an analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, a volunteer with AmeriCorps in Los Angeles, an investment banker in training in New York City, and a graduate student in the economics program at the University of Kansas.

Course Requirements

Students pursuing the bachelor of business administration degree (BBA) with a major in economics are required to complete the following course requirements:

Drury CORE Requirements 39-43 hours* BBA Tool Courses 25 hours BBA Core Courses 21 hours Economics Major Courses 33 hours Electives 2-6 hours

Total BBA hours: 124-128 hours

*Drury CORE hours have been reduced from 45-49 to 39-43 as credit hours (6-7) are included in the BBA Tool Courses hours.

BBA Tool Courses:

All students pursuing a BBA degree with a major in economics are required to complete the following tool courses:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Accounting for Management
  • Basic Economic Theory
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Business Foundations
  • Computer Proficiency Exam
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Analytical Methods
  • Management Information Systems

BBA Core Courses:

All students pursuing a BBA degree with a major in economics are required to complete the following core courses:

  • Professional Business Experience (Internship)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Study Abroad
  • Leadership & Organizations
  • Business Law & Ethics
  • Business Simulation Workshop
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing

Major Requirements:

Students earning a BBA degree with a major in economics also must complete the following courses for the major:

  • Price Theory
  • Aggregate Economic Analysis
  • Econometrics

Choose two of the following:

  • Environmental Economics
  • Poverty and Discrimination
  • Public Finance
  • International Economics

The faculty of the Breech School reserves the right to modify the above program and degree requirements at any time.

Admission Policy

Official admission to the Breech School of Business Administration is required* to enroll in any upper-division course (numbered 300/400) with prefixes of ACCT, ECON, FINC, MGMT and MKTG.

To be admitted to the Breech School of Business Administration, a student must:

  1. Be officially admitted to Drury University.
  2. Complete an official declaration of major form indicating the major, minor or special program that the student intends to pursue. At this time, students will be required to read and sign the Breech Student Honor Code.
  3. Have completed at least 42 hours of college level credit, including a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at Drury University.
  4. Have completed all of the following preparatory courses (or their transfer equivalents) with a minimum grade of C- in each of the following courses:
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Basic Economic Theory
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Computer Proficiency Exam (must achieve grade of ‘S’)
  • Management Information Systems

Choose one of the following:

  • Business Calculus
  • Calculus I
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on all Drury University coursework.

Conditional Admission. A student not achieving the 2.75 overall GPA, or not achieving the required grades of C- in the preparatory courses listed above, or not completing at least 42 hours of college-level credit, including a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at Drury University, may be granted up to two (2) semesters of conditional admission to the Breech School. Conditional admission cannot be granted to a student not achieving both the required GPA and a minimum grade of C- in the specified preparatory courses.

During the semester(s) of conditional admission, the student will be expected to meet all requirements for full admission. The student, subject to advisor approval, may enroll in a total of 13 hours of upper-division Breech School coursework during the terms of conditional admission. Prior to registration, students are required to complete the Permission to Enroll in Upper-Division Breech School Courses form with their academic advisor.

Students Majoring in Non-Breech School Majors/Minors

Students who must enroll in a Breech School 300 or 400 level offering to fulfill requirements of a program NOT offered through the Breech School of Business Administration may be exempted from this admission policy, provided they have completed all other specific prerequisites for the course. Prior to registration, students are required to complete the Permission to Enroll in Upper-Division Breech School Courses form with their academic advisor.

Last updated Nov 2018

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