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  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Business Economics, BSB


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Program Description:

“Economics” comes from the Greek oikos, meaning “house,” and nemein, meaning “to manage.” Economics is the social science that studies how people manage their resources. In modern economics this includes an individual deciding how to use her time; a family managing its budget; a small business controlling its costs; a cultural organization planning its priorities; a city balancing a tight budgetwith demands for services; a large company working to control the cost of health insurance for its employees; a national government fighting unemployment, poverty, or inflation; and the world community reducing air emissions of mercury and climate-altering greenhouse gases.

The economics program equips students to pursue careers in business and government and prepares them for graduate study in economics, business, or law. Our graduates have achieved success as executives in a wide variety of industries and are employed as professional economists in such diverse areas as urban economics, workforce and training analysis, business forecasting, school finance consulting, evaluation of health and delivery systems, budget analysis, market consulting, government planning, banking, and statistical analysis. Some of our graduates continue their education in our master’s program in social and applied economics. The program outlined here is designed to give our students both the background that will broaden their future options and the specific skills necessary to apply economic ideas. This includes the ability to express economic ideas clearly and concisely.

Departmental faculty advisors are available to all students who need advice about formulating and reaching career goals, as well as making decisions about elective courses.

Combined B.S.B - M.S. Program Option

Undergraduate economics majors with at least Junior standing and at least 30 credit hours remaining until completion of their Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply for a combined B.A. or B.S.B - M.S. program. This is an accelerated path to the M.S. in Social and Applied Economics. Students will take two graduate level economics electives during their senior year which will count both toward their bachelor’s degree in economics and toward their M.S. in Social and Applied Economics.

For additional information:

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours


Element One: 6 Hours


Element Two: 4 Hours


Required:

Element Three: 6 Hours


Element Four: 3 Hours


Element Five: 6 Hours


Required:

Element Six: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Required: Select either

II. Business Core Requirements: 42 Hours


Courses that may be taken prior to admission to RSCOB:


III. Economics Major Requirements: 27 Hours


IV. Electives: 12 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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