Bachelor of Business Administration with Major in Business Economics

The major in Business Economics is offered through the Nistler College of Business and Public Administration. This program emphasizes the business firm — integrating economics with related areas in marketing, management, accounting, finance, and quantitative analysis. Students who complete a major in Business Economics possess a comprehensive background in the basic foundations of a business as well as the analytical skills in economics increasingly required to be successful in the business world at local, regional, national and international levels. All B.B.A. candidates must fulfill the Nistler College of Business and Public Administration degree requirements.

Required 120 credit hours (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. Choose one of the following: MATH 103, MATH 146, or MATH 165

III. Nistler College of Business and Public Administration Requirements:

ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II3
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 210Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics3
FIN 310Principles of Financial Management3
MGMT 300Principles of Management3
ISBA 217Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems3
MGMT 301Operations Management3
MRKT 305Marketing Foundations3
MGMT 475Strategic Management3
Total Credits33

IV. Major Requirements:

ECON 303Money and Banking3
ECON 308Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 309Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy3
ECON 338International Economics3
ECON 410Empirical Methods in Economics I3
Total Credits15

V. Elective Major Courses: Choose from either Option A, Option B, or a 9 credit hour combination from Options A and B below.

Option A - Choose at least 9 credit hours from the following:

ECON 305Principles of Banking I3
ECON 324Public Finance3
ECON 3303
ECON 3413
ECON 3553
ECON 3803
ECON 395Special Topics in Economics1-3
ECON 397Cooperative Education *1-2
ECON 400History of Economic Thought3
ECON 405Bank Regulation3
ECON 409Current Issues in Macroeconomic Policy3
ECON 411Economic Forecasting3
ECON 416Mathematics for Economists3
ECON 438International Money and Finance3
ECON 489Senior Honors Thesis1-8
ECON 495Readings in Economics *1-3
ECON 496Research in Economics *1-3
ECON 497Internship *1-4
ECON 575Advanced Special Topics3

No more than 6 credit hours of electives from ECON 397 Cooperative Education, ECON 495 Readings in Economics, ECON 496 Research in Economics, and ECON 497 Internship may count toward the elective major courses.

Option B (Quantitative Option)* - Choose 9 credit hours from the following:

ECON 411Economic Forecasting3
ECON 416Mathematics for Economists3
MATH 146Applied Calculus I3
MATH 165Calculus I4
MATH 166Calculus II4
MATH 265Calculus III4
MATH 266Elementary Differential Equations3

Students seeking to prepare for graduate school in Economics are advised to choose Option B.

VI.  Nistler College of Business & Public Administration Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 (including transfer credits)
  2. Earn a minimum UND GPA of 2.00
  3. Earn a cumulative major GPA of 2.50 for all courses that apply toward the major (including transfer credits)
  4. At least half of the business courses that apply toward the major must be from UND (does not apply for BA in Political Science, BS in Public Affairs, or BA in Economics)