Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics (BBA)
Economics is the science of making choices among scarce resources. These choices are made by individuals who act through numerous social institutions such as families, business firms, financial institutions, governments, labor unions, trade associations, and charities. Economics applies a rigorous method for analyzing choices-constrained maximization to investigate how these institutions make decisions to purchase, produce, and trade resources and goods that satisfy human desires. The Economics Degree program at A.U.K. provides the student with the comprehensive study of domestic and international economics. The student will learn the principles of economics, the theories and methods of economic analysis, the nature of international economic activity, the character of regional Arab economics and the economics of oil and energy. In this Program, students will also examine economic issues including labor, trade, finance and investment. Graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics are sought after by banks, businesses, international corporations, government agencies and non-government organizations. In addition, the degree program in economics at A.U.K. will provide the student with a solid foundation to continue graduate work in economics. Furthermore, the study of economics complements the study of management and business administration and other social sciences, including anthropology, political science, and sociology and provides a solid undergraduate foundation for students intending to pursue graduate programs in business, law, accounting, finance and public administration.
Economics Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the A.U.K. degree in Economics, the student will be able to:
- Critically assess the economic impact of shocks to a market by utilizing the skills learned in microeconomics and macroeconomics. These include being able to determine the impact of changes in variables on economies, identify correlative factors within a market, and distinguish empirical statistical data findings from normative results.
- Understand analytical concepts such as comparative advantage and exchange to identify efficient market resource allocation as well as acquire the ability to determine the opportunity cost of alternatives and to compare static data analyses.
- Professionally present an interpretation and analysis of economic data and markets.
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic technical skills when organizing and analyzing statistical data and presenting visual information.
Admission to the Program
- Students must formally declare their interest in taking the BBA in Economics by the end of their sophomore year or second year of full-time coursework.
- Students must have completed STAT 201 with a grade of "C" or better.
University Degree Requirements (124 credit hours)
To receive a BBA in Economics, students must complete at least 124 credit hours:
- General Education Requirements (49)
- Core Courses (25)
- Major Courses (12)
- Major Electives (12)
- Internship (3)
- Free Electives (23)
General Education Requirements (49 credit hours): Students who plan on a BBA degree in Economics are advised to complete the following General Education Requirement courses:
- Mathematics for Business OR
- Pre-Calculus AND
These are prerequisites for many Economics courses and must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Core Courses (25 credit hours): Students majoring in Economics must take the following 8 courses (25 credit hours):
- Principles of Financial Accounting
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Math & Stat for Econ & Business
- Professional Writing and Communication
- Financial Management
- Principles of Management
- Principles of Marketing
Major Courses (12 credit hours): Students must complete the following 4 Core Courses (12 credit hours):
- Intermediate Microeconomics
- Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Money and Banking
- Environmental & Resource Economics
Major Electives (12 credit hours): Students are required to complete 4 courses from among the following, 2 of which must be at the 400-level.
- Economics of Labor
- International Economics
- Managerial Economics
- Short Course
- Special Topics
- Comparative Economic Systems
- Economic Development
- Advanced Environmental & Energy Economics
- Seminar in Economics
Internship (470/473): 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 Junior or Senior year and while in residency at A.U.K. The student is limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of internship. A maximum of 3 credit hours (taken in increments of 1, 2, or 3 credit hours) may be applied toward any one Major. If a student takes an additional 1-3 credit hours of internship, those credits may be counted towards a student's second Major, Minor, or as free electives. 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. Free Electives (23 credit hours): Students must take sufficient electives to complete the 124 credit hour requirement for graduation. They are strongly advised to consult with their Academic Advisor when choosing these electives.
Last updated February 14, 2018