Description

Economics is a popular major for undergraduates because the content taught has broad application to decisions made by individuals, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. An economics major also helps students understand major economic issues that are discussed and debated at the local, state, national and international levels of society. In addition, an economics major offers sound preparation in analytical thinking and quantitative methods for students planning to enter professional and graduate programs, particularly those in law, business, finance, public policy, and international relations. Professional economists are employed at colleges and universities as teachers and academic researchers, in many branches of governments as policy analysts and data scientists, and in businesses of all types as economic experts, consultants, and applied researchers. Economists study a wide range of topics that include competition in markets, technology and innovation, public finance (taxes and spending), labor and education, environmental issues, income distribution, money and monetary policy, and international trade and finance.

Courses Regularly Offered

Fall and Spring Semesters

In planning a program of studies, students should consult a faculty advisor or talk to any member of the economics faculty who would be glad to make suggestions about complementary courses.

Many economics courses also satisfy ACE requirements (see Other). Courses regularly offered in Fall and Spring semesters by the Department of Economics are as follows:
 

ECON 200Economic Essentials and Issues (Qualifies as ACE 6, 8)3
ECON 211Principles of Macroeconomics (Qualifies as ACE 6, 8)3
ECON 211HHonors: Principles of Macroeconomics (Qualifies as ACE 6, 8)3
ECON 212Principles of Microeconomics (Qualifies as ACE 6, 8)3
ECON 212HHonors: Principles of Microeconomics (Qualifies as ACE 6, 8)3
ECON 215Statistics (Qualifies as ACE 3)3
ECON 215HHonors: Statistics (Qualifies as ACE 3)3
ECON 311Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 312Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 321Introduction to International Economics (Qualifies as ACE 9)3
ECON 340Introduction to Urban-Regional Economics3
ECON 365 / FINA 365Financial Institutions3
ECON 399Independent Study1-3
ECON 399HHonors: Independent Study3-6
ECON 417Introductory Econometrics3
ECON 419Topics in Applied Research3
ECON 421International Trade3
ECON 422International Finance3
ECON 423Economics of the Less Developed Countries3
ECON 440Regional Development3
ECON 445 / WMNS 445Gender Economics and Social Provisioning3
ECON 457 / HIST 45719th Century United States Economic History3
ECON 458 / HIST 45820th Century United States Economic History (Qualifies as ACE 10)3
ECON 466 / AECN 467 / ANTH 479 / GEOG 448 / HIST 479 / POLS 466 / SOCI 466Pro-seminar in International Relations I3
ECON 467 / POLS 467Pro-seminar in International Relations II3
ECON 471Public Finance3
ECON 472Efficiency in Government3
ECON 481Economics of the Labor Market (Qualifies as ACE 10)3
ECON 482Labor in the National Economy (Qualifies as ACE 10)3
ECON 499HHonors Thesis3-6

Summer Semesters

Courses regularly offered in Summer semesters by the Department of Economics are as follows:
 

ECON 211Principles of Macroeconomics (Qualifies as ACE 6, 8)3
ECON 212Principles of Microeconomics (Qualifies as ACE 6, 8)3
ECON 215Statistics (Qualifies as ACE 3)3
ECON 311Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 312Intermediate Microeconomics3

NOTE: Other courses will be occasionally offered in Summer semesters.

Courses Available for Transfer Credit

The courses listed above are available to be considered for transfer credit if taken at a different institution. Courses which the Department of Economics does not regularly offer as classes but are also available to be considered for transfer credit if taken at a different institution are as follows:
 

ECON 210Introduction to Economics5
ECON 303An Introduction to Money and Banking3
ECON 322Introduction to Development Economics3
ECON 323The Economic Development of Latin America3
ECON 371Elements of Public Finance3
ECON 375 / HIST 375 / WMNS 375Women and Work in USA History3
ECON 381Introduction to Labor Economics3
ECON 388Comparative Economic Systems3
ECON 389Current Economic Issues3
ECON 403Money and the Financial System3
ECON 404Current Issues in Monetary Economics3
ECON 409Applied Public Policy Analysis3
ECON 413 / FINA 413Social Insurance3
ECON 416Statistics for Decision Making3
ECON 426Government Intervention in Markets3
ECON 433History of Economic Thought3
ECON 435Market Competition3
ECON 442Regional Analysis3
ECON 450Economics for Teachers2-6
ECON 451Economics Issues for Teachers1-6
ECON 475Theory and Analysis of Institutional Economics3
ECON 485 / MNGT 466The Regulatory Environment for Employment and Labor3
ECON 487Economies in Transition3

Other

All students enrolling in College of Business courses are required to meet the prerequisites listed for each course, including any specific grade or GPA requirement, to include all requirements for enrollment in most 300 or 400-level economics courses.

ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics and ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics are ACE 6 and ACE 8 approved course work and have been double counted to fulfill both the ACE requirement of the University (for ACE 6 and 8) and the Colleges Business Core Foundation (BCF) requirements.

ECON 215 Statistics is an approved ACE 3 course and may be used to fulfill the ACE 3 requirement of the University.

ECON 321 Introduction to International Economics is an approved ACE 9 course and while most students will complete ACE 9 during the freshman and sophomore year with other course work, transfer and upper-class students meeting the prerequisite, may wish to take this class, counting it for both an NBR 6 (ACE 9) and as a course for the Business Core Advanced Major (MCAM) in economics. It also may be used to fulfill the International Business Course Requirement (IBCR), allowing it to be counted three ways.

ECON 481 Economics of the Labor Market, ECON 482 Labor in the National Economy and ECON 458 20th Century United States Economic History are ACE 10 approved courses for Arts and Science students. Business students will still be required to complete MNGT 475 Business Policies and Strategies.

Regardless of its double or triple counting, there are only 3 hours of credit awarded and students must still meet the 120 hour requirement for graduation.

For the transfer and/or substitution of course credit, obtain forms from the Business Advising and Student Engagement (BASE) office and submit the completed forms to the Department of Economics.


 

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Business are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students admitted to the College of Business with core course deficiencies are advised to remove these deficiencies as soon as possible.

College-level course work taken to remove deficiencies MAY NOT be used to meet degree requirements in the College.

College Degree Requirements

Professional Enhancement Program (PrEP) (4 hours)

Designed to develop confident, professional and polished business students for lifelong career success, the PrEP program consists of four required one hour courses. These courses are labeled BSAD 111 PrEP I, Investing in Strengths, BSAD 222 PrEP II, Career Development and Planning, BSAD 333 PrEP III, Internship and Job Search Strategies, BSAD 444 PrEP IV, Professional and Life Skills and are offered across the four year curriculum. Raikes students complete this requirement as a part of their other courses.

College General Education Requirements

The curriculum requirements for the College consist of course work in three areas.

All course work (except electives and where otherwise noted) must be taken for a grade.

The three areas include the following:
 

Non-Business Requirements (NBR)

  • Which consist primarily of College and University ACE (Achievement-Centered Education) course work

Business Core

  • Foundation (BCF), which also includes ACE 6 & 8.
  • Intermediate (BCI)
  • Advanced-Major (BCA-M)
  • Advanced-Capstone (BCA-C), (ACE 10)

Electives

Non-Business Requirements (NBR)

(Most of the ACE requirements)

Eight Courses (normally 24-26 hours)

All students in the College of Business will take the following non-business courses (unless otherwise noted).

  • While NBR 1, 2, 7 and 8 identify specific ACE options to choose from or identify an ACE course specifically required for the College, NBR 3, 4, 5, and 6 allow students to select courses according to their personal interests (and meet ACE 4, 5, 7, and 9).
  • Most students will take course work to fulfill these requirements during the freshman/sophomore year. However, if hours are still needed during the junior/senior year, there may also be options to ‘double count’ course work for NBR 3 (ACE 4) and/or NBR 6 (ACE 9) toward the major (BCA-M) or a minor. This is likely to be of most benefit to ‘transfer-in students’ due to the nature of the program and when ACE requirements are traditionally taken.

All course work for NBR must be taken for a grade.

NBR 1: Written Communication (ACE 1)

Choose ONE of the following:

ENGL 150 Writing and Inquiry

ENGL 151 Writing and Argument
 

Students should refer to the course descriptions to select the one course best suited to individual interests. While several communication courses can be selected to fulfill the university ACE 1 outcome, one of the above is a specific requirement for the College of Business and will fulfill both requirements with one course. ENGL 150 and ENGL 151 are restricted to first and second year students. Upper class students will need to take ENGL 254 Writing and Communities as a substitute.

NBR 2: Mathematical, Computational, Statistical or Formal Reasoning Skills (ACE 3)

Choose ONE of the following:

MATH 104 Applied Calculus

MATH 106 Calculus I

Any advanced calculus course above the 106 level
 

Notes regarding the selection of course work for NBR 2 (ACE 3):

  • Credit cannot be given for both MATH 104 and MATH 106 . Students must determine the appropriate course early in their program.
  • A first semester student’s score on the Math Placement Exam will determine eligibility for MATH 104 or MATH 106. The student should select between these classes based on the following sets of circumstances.
  • Actuarial Science majors MUST take MATH 106  (or a higher-level calculus).
  • Actuarial science majors will also take MATH 107 Calculus II and MATH 208 Calculus III and CSCE 101 Fundamentals of Computer Science & CSCE 101L Fundamentals of Computing Laboratory.
  • RAIKES students MUST take MATH 106 (or a higher-level calculus)
  • MATH 106 (or higher calculus) is strongly encouraged for those students considering graduate school, accounting majors and finance majors.
  • While several courses can be selected to fulfill the university ACE 3 outcome, one of the above is a specific requirement for the College of Business and will fulfill both requirements with one course.
  • Freshman students who place below MATH 104 on the Math Placement Exam may want to consider summer school in order to maintain their sequence of courses.
Math Placement Exam (MPE)

Students admitted to the College of Business are required to take a Math Placement Examination prior to enrolling in the college math requirement of MATH 104 or MATH 106 (or higher math).
 

  • The results of this examination determine which math course students will enroll in their first semester on campus.
  • The Math Placement Exam may be retaken if a student feels that they can test into a higher level course.
  • Students lacking sufficient high school preparation in math may need to enroll in equivalent high school preparatory courses, as will be determined by the MPE.
  • Preparatory courses should be taken as soon as possible to avoid future sequencing problems.
  • Additional information about the exam can be found at www.math.unl.edu.

Whether required to enroll in preparation course work first, as indicated on the MPE (MATH 100A Intermediate Algebra, MATH 101 College Algebra and/or MATH 103 College Algebra and Trigonometry), or in one of the required courses, it is critical to begin MATH the first semester on campus.

NBR 3: The Study of Scientific Methods and Knowledge of the Natural and Physical World (ACE 4)

Choose one course from ACE 4 Certified Courses. (Course credit will vary between 3-4 credit hours.)
 

  • ABUS majors – NBR 3 (ACE 4) – AGRI 115 Biotechnology: Food, Health and Environment, AGRO 131 Plant Science, ENTO 115 Insect Biology, MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences, NRES 108 Earth's Natural Resource Systems Laboratory, PLPT 110 Molds and Man may be taken to fulfill the science requirement (NBR 3–ACE 4) as well as a requirement for the major (BCA-M).

NBR 4: Study of Humanities (ACE 5)

Choose one course from ACE 5 Certified Courses.
 

  • IBUS majors – NBR 4 (ACE 5) – FREN 301 Representative Authors I, FREN 302 Representative Authors II; RUSS 301 Representative Authors I, RUSS 302 Representative Authors II, RUSS 482 Russian Literature in Translation I, RUSS 483 Russian Literature in Translation II; SPAN 305 The Analysis of Communication in Spanish, SPAN 314 Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Spain, SPAN 315 Representative Authors of Spain, SPAN 331 Latin American Civilization can be taken to fulfill NBR 4–ACE 5 as well as a requirement for a language minor.

NBR 5: Study of the Arts to Understand Their Context (ACE 7)

Choose one course from ACE 7 Certified Courses.

NBR 6: Global Awareness or Knowledge of Human Diversity Through Analysis of an Issue (ACE 9)

Choose one course from ACE 9 Certified Courses.
 

Students enrolling for their first semester with junior standing (or more), will see that the list of approved courses includes a few business courses. While this section is labeled “non-business requirements,” students may elect to enroll in one of the business courses to fulfill the ACE 9 requirement as long as prerequisites are completed (which are generally reserved for juniors or seniors). Work closely with your advisor and bring this to their attention to question how this course may potentially satisfy other degree program requirements, including the major.
 

The options include:

  • ACTS majors – must complete an International Business Course as part of the degree requirements. Actuarial science majors may choose to take ECON 321 Introduction to International Economics to fulfill the IBCR as well as the global awareness requirement (NBR 6–ACE 9).
  • ABUS majors – AECN 346 World Food Economics, AECN 367 Agricultural Development in Developing Countries, AECN 420 International Food and Agricultural Trade, AECN 425 Agricultural Marketing in a Multinational Environment, AGRI 282 Introduction to Global Agricultural and Natural Resources Issues, ENSC 110 Energy in Perspective, HORT 200 Landscape and Environmental Appreciation, may be taken to fulfill the global awareness requirement (NBR 6–ACE 9) as well as a requirement for the major.
  • BSAD majors – ECON 321, MNGT 414 Leadership in a Global Context may be taken to fulfill the global awareness requirement (NBR 6–ACE 9) as well as a requirement for the major. (ECON 321 and MNGT 414 are also IBCR course options).
  • ECON majors – ECON 321 may be taken to fulfill the global awareness requirement (NBR 6–ACE 9) as well as a requirement for the major. (ECON 321 is also an IBCR option).
  • IBUS majors – ECON 321 or MNGT 414 may be taken to fulfill the global awareness requirement (NBR 6–ACE 9) and may fill a requirement for the major. (Both are also IBCR options).
  • MNGT majors – MNGT 365 Managing Diversity in Organizations, MNGT 414 may be taken to fulfill the global awareness requirement (NBR 6–ACE 9) and may be able to fulfill a requirement for the major/minor depending on the option selected. (MNGT 414 is also an IBCR option).
  • An alternative to the above options is allowance of the course to count for NBR 6–ACE 9 and the associated minor—but only one or the other (major OR minor).

In any of the above instances where a double counting is an option, only 3 hours of credit are awarded; student will still need to meet the 120 hours for graduation. Any course that is used for both an ACE requirement and a first major requirement is not allowed to be used towards the completion of the 300/400 Upper Level Requirement.

NBR 7: Business Communication (ACE 1)

BSAD 220 Business Writing
 

  • This is a business writing course with sophomore standing and either ENGL 150 or ENGL 151 as a prerequisite. While it is also an ACE 1 course, as is ENGL, BOTH are specific requirements for the College of Business.
  • RAIKES students will complete a special version of 220.

NBR 8: Oral Communication Skills (ACE 2)

MRKT 257 Sales Communication

Or

COMM 286 Business and Professional Communication
 

  • Due to the importance of this requirement to the business curriculum, the college recommends taking this course on campus.
  • Sophomore standing is a prerequisite to enroll in COMM 286; and while several other courses may be selected to fulfill the university ACE 2 requirement, COMM 286 or MRKT 257 is a specific requirement for the College of Business.
  • RAIKES students will complete RAIK 187H Honors: Introductory Communication Seminar I and RAIK 188H Honors: Introductory Communication Seminar II instead of COMM 286 or MRKT 257.

NOTE: In the selection of course work for any of the above NBR’s, prerequisites, when stated anywhere in this Catalog, means course work MUST BE COMPLETED to enroll in the class. Concurrent enrollment in any identified prerequisite(s) is NOT permitted unless so indicated in the course description.

Business Core – Four Sections (approximately 62-74 hours)

  • Business Core Foundation (BCF) – 17 hours
  • Business Core Intermediate (BCI) – 19 hours
  • Business Core Advanced–Major (BCA-M) (hours vary from 21-33 hrs)
  • Business Core Advanced–Capstone (BCA-C) (3 hours + 0 hour assessment)

The foundation and intermediate courses are designed to expose students to the various business disciplines. The advanced courses are those courses identified for each of the nine majors, and the capstone course is taken the final semester of the program. All course work for the Business Core (except where noted differently), must be taken for a grade.

Business Core Foundation (BCF) – Eight Courses (17 hours)

All students in the College of Business will take the following courses (unless otherwise noted).

All course work (except BSAD 50BSAD 111, BSAD 222, BSAD 333, & BSAD 444 ) must be taken for a grade.
 

RAIKES students will complete a different series of course work for the Business Core Foundation which may include:

  • Foundation: RAIK 181H Honors: Foundations of Business I, RAIK 182H Honors: Foundations of Business II, ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics, ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II & RAIK 270H Statistics and Applications
  • Leadership Series: RAIK 185H Honors: Foundations of Leadership I, RAIK 186H Honors: Foundations of Leadership II & RAIK 285H Honors: Applications of Leadership I
  • Computer Science Foundation: RAIK 183H Honors: Computer Problem Solving Essentials, RAIK 184H Honors: Software Development Essentials, RAIK 283H Honors: Foundations of Computer Science, RAIK 383H Honors: Fundamentals of Software Engineering
BCF 1–BSAD 111 PrEP I, Investing in Strengths
  • BSAD 111
    • 1-credit-hour course (offered Pass/No Pass only)
    • Required of all new freshmen
    • Take this course as a freshman (preferably first semester)
  • BSAD 111S
    • 0-credit-hour course, available exclusively to transfer students. Required of all on- and off-campus transfer students
    • Take this course as soon as possible upon transfer into the college (preferably first semester)
BCF 2–BSAD 50 Business Computer Applications
  • 0-credit-hour course (Pass/No Pass).
  • This course is offered twice per semester and should be taken in the FIRST seven weeks of semester two. It is a prerequisite for ECON 215 which is normally taken in the fall of the second year.
  • Required basic-skills computer course, use Access, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • RAIKES students do not need to complete this requirement.
BCF 3–ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I and ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II
  • ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I
    • Sequential; take ACCT 201 first
    • Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, 2.5 cumulative GPA; or freshman standing with completion of MATH 104 with a grade of C or better, and a 2.5 cumulative GPA earned in 14 hours of UNL credit
  • ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II
    • Sequential; take ACCT 202 following completion of ACCT 201
    • Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; or freshman standing with completion of MATH 104 with a grade of C or better; grade of C or better in ACCT 201; 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • Grade of C or better in prerequisites is normally required for accounting courses
BCF 4–ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics and ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics (ACE 8/6)
  • Not sequential
  • Prerequisite: Completion of 12 hours of UNL course work
  • RAIKES students will satisfy their ACE 8/6 requirement with RAIK 182H Honors: Foundations of Business II/BSAD 182H Honors: Foundations of Business II & ECON 212
BCF 5–ECON 215 Statistics (ACE 3)
  • Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; MATH 104 or MATH 106BSAD 50; 2.5 GPA
  • Raikes students will take RAIK 270H Statistics and Applications
  • Must take ECON 215 (not STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics nor EDPS 459 Statistical Methods nor CRIM 300 Applied Statistics and Data Processing in the Public Sector nor SOCI 206 Introduction to Social Research II)
  • Actuarial science majors MUST take STAT 380 Statistics and Applications instead of ECON 215; will also take STAT 462 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I: Distribution Theory and STAT 463 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II: Statistical Inference 
BCF 6–BSAD 222 PrEP II, Career Development and Planning
  • 1-credit-hour course (offered Pass/No Pass only)
  • Prerequisites: Majors in College of Business; Sophomore standing; 2.5 GPA.
  • Take this course as a sophomore.

Business Core Intermediate (BCI) – Eight Courses (20 hours)

  • Prerequisites for the BCI courses include MATH (NBR2), ACCT 201, ACCT 202, ECON 211, ECON 212, ECON 215, BSAD 220 Business Writing, and a 2.5 GPA
  • Required of all business students regardless of major (except where noted under individual courses)
  • RAIKES students may take RAIK 281H Honors: Business Systems and Operations I and RAIK 381H Honors: Advanced Topics in Business I in place of FINA 361 Finance, SCMA 331 Operations and Supply Chain Management, and SCMA 350 Business Analytics/Information Analysis. They will also take RAIK 341H Honors: Marketing in place of MRKT 341 Marketing. Raikes requirements are subject to change.
  • In addition to differences noted above, RAIKES students will also complete:
  • Design Studio courses: RAIK 401H Honors: RAIK Design Studio IRAIK 402H Honors: RAIK Design Studio II, RAIK 403H Honors: RAIK Design Studio III, and RAIK 404H Honors: RAIK Design Studio IV
  • Computer science electives: 6 hrs from the following: CSCE 378 Human-Computer Interaction, CSCE 475 Multiagent Systems, CSCE 476 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, RAIK 384H Honors: Applied Numerical Analysis (which may be taken Pass/No Pass)
  • Enrollment in BCI normally occurs during the sophomore and junior year
  • All course work must be taken for a grade
  • Sequence with the following recommendations/restrictions:
    • Plan complete sequence of intentions to take BCI (and necessary prerequisites) to remain on schedule for graduation
    • Enroll in courses most applicable to your major as soon as possible, particularly MRKT or FINA and SCMA, to stay on sequence for major.
    • There are exceptions to these requirements for specific majors (ACCT, MRKT, ACTS). Please note those exceptions.
    • If transferring, a maximum of 3 hours may apply with further restrictions on applicability to not exceed the 75% rule.
    • See the links for each course to know the specific prerequisites and course descriptions.
BCI 1–BLAW 371 Legal Environment or BLAW 372 Business Law I

OR

BCI 2 – SCMA 350 Business Analytics/Information Analysis and SCMA 350L Advanced Data Analysis Lab or in certain cases MRKT 350 Marketing Analytics
BCI 3 – FINA 361 Finance
BCI 4 – MRKT 341 Marketing
BCI 5 – SCMA 331 Operations and Supply Chain Management
BCI 6 – MNGT 301 Introduction to Management

Professional Enhancement Program – Upper level

PrEP–BSAD 333 PrEP III, Internship and Job Search Strategies
  • 1-credit-hour course (offered Pass/No Pass only).
  • Prerequisites: Majors in College of Business; 2.5 GPA; BSAD 222.
  • Take this course second semester sophomore year or junior year.
PrEP–BSAD 444 PrEP IV, Professional and Life Skills
  • 1-credit-hour course (offered Pass/No Pass only).
  • Prerequisites: Majors in College of Business; 2.5 GPA; Senior standing or by permission.
  • Take this course first or second semester of senior year

Business Core Advanced-Major (BCA-M) – (21-33 hours)

  • Course work for the major requires completion of specific, required courses of the department, along with other guidelines.
  • Refer to the major page for a listing of requirements.
  • Careful and advanced planning is necessary as some courses for the major may not necessarily be available every semester and classes for the major are limited in the summer sessions. .
  • ALL course work for the major must be taken for a grade (no Pass/No Pass).
  • Students may be able to take their International Business Course Requirement (IBCR) as part of their major.
  • Although a 2.5 GPA may not be required to take these courses, a 2.5 is required to apply for graduation; thus, students are expected to maintain this level throughout their collegiate career.
  • Sequencing of classes is critical, particularly for agribusiness, actuarial science, and international business; plan the major courses well in advance of enrollment.
  • By this point in time, the curriculum was designed for ACE (except ACE 10) to have been completed through other course work. If missing an ACE 4 or 9, there may be options through the major to fulfill both requirements.
  • A maximum of 3 hours of course work may transfer if the 75% rule has not been exceeded. Further restrictions may apply.

Business Core Advanced-Capstone (BCA-C) – Two Courses (3 hours)

BCA-C 1 – MNGT 475 Business Policies and Strategies (ACE 10)
  • Reserved for graduating seniors, this course requires the Business Core Foundation (BCF) and Intermediate (BCI) course work to be completed for enrollment. BLAW 371 or BLAW 372 may be completed concurrently. Actuarial students may take FINA 461 concurrent with MNGT 475.
  • A capstone course integrating business concepts covered throughout the program.
  • Major Field Test required as part of assessment, which must be passed to graduate.
  • Course MUST be taken at UNL and taken for a grade (no Pass/No Pass).
BCA-C 2 – BSAD 98 Senior Assessment
  • A 0 credit-hour seminar required of ALL business graduating seniors.
  • Taught via Blackboard – all components must be completed to a satisfactory level to graduate.

Electives – Hours vary to meet 120 hour minimum to graduate

Electives round out the rest of the 120 hour curriculum where students have the option to choose courses toward a second major, a dual degree, a minor (or two); or, students can simply select courses of personal interest.

  • Some hours may need to be additional business course work (to meet the requirement that 60 hours of course work be in business). This requirement will vary by major.
  • There may be a need to enroll in an international business course requirement (IBCR) if not taken as part of the major or for the business elective(s) requirement.
  • A minimum of 12 hours of 300/400 upper-level course work beyond the business core is required for most majors to ensure depth is achieved through enrollment in elective hours. See 300/400-level Elective Requirement below for additional information.

In addition to the Foundation, Leadership, and Computer Science Foundation courses listed earlier, RAIKES students will also complete the following courses as part of the degree requirements:

  • Raikes Design Studio Courses (must be taken for a grade):Raikes students will complete the Design Studio sequence as directed by the Raikes office.
  • Raikes Computer Science Electives: Choose 6 hours from: CSCE 378 Human-Computer Interaction, CSCE 476 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence or RAIK 384H Honors: Applied Numerical Analysis (can be taken Pass/No Pass)

If not completed through the other area requirements, any remaining ACE requirements will need to be completed as required electives.

  • In a 21-hour major, students will average 30 hours of elective credit; 2nd major options and/or minors may be appropriate to consider for elective hours.

Other Requirements

International Business Course Requirement (IBCR)

  • The international business course requirement (IBCR) is to broaden the student’s international perspective.
  • Each student, excluding accounting majors, must include one course which emphasizes an international perspective.
  • Actuarial Science majors are encouraged to take FINA 450 if they have not met this requirement with completion of NBR 6 – ACE 9 with ECON 321 or MNGT 414.
  • The IBCR must be taken for a grade.

The course must be chosen from the following approved list of International Business Course Requirement (IBCR) courses. Many of these courses have prerequisites. Some are restricted for education abroad and others may only be offered once a year. Thus, you are advised to plan ahead in scheduling this requirement into your program.

IBCR Courses

BSAD 491 International Studies in Business and Economics (1-15 hrs)

  • Available only to students studying abroad for which there is no UNL equivalent course.
  • Available also for the Senshu, Japan, CIMBA Italy, and for the China Education Abroad Programs.
  • Senshu program students may apply 3 hours towards electives in the FINA, MNGT, or MRKT major; 6 hours applicable for BSAD or IBUS major/minor.
  • BSAD 491 credit from any other study abroad program should be based on course topics directly associated with a specific major in MNGT, MRKT or FINA, and may need department consent. Students should visit with an academic advisor for assistance.

BSAD 320 Global Issues

BSAD 420 Global Leadership and the Culture Map

ECON 321 (If not completed at this point, ECON 321 may double count for ACE 9.)

ECON 421 International Trade (credit cannot be earned in both ECON 421 and AECN 420)

ECON 422 International Finance

ECON 423 Economics of the Less Developed Countries

ECON 466 Pro-seminar in International Relations I & ECON 467 Pro-seminar in International Relations II (Credit option for students participating in the Nebraska at Oxford Program.)

ECON 440 Regional Development

FINA 450 International Financial Management

MNGT 414 (If not completed at this point, MNGT 414 may double count for ACE 9.)

SCMA 459 Global Information Systems

MRKT 453 International Marketing

SCMA 439 Global Sourcing and Distribution

Although the following courses may also be used to fulfill requirements in the international business major/minor/IBCR, students should be aware that they are not necessarily offered on a consistent basis.

ECON 322 Introduction to Development Economics (credit cannot be earned in both ECON 322 and AECN 367 Agricultural Development in Developing Countries)

ECON 323 The Economic Development of Latin America

ECON 388 Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 487 Economies in Transition
 

If planned carefully, the IBCR course can count in two places. It is not an extra 3 hours of credit, but rather, is 3 hours embedded within other requirements. If selected carefully, it can also count for 3 hours of credit in the major (i.e. MRKT 453 International Marketing counts for MRKT elective in MRKT major and would count for the IBCR; FINA 450 International Financial Management counts for FINA elective in FINA major and would fulfill the IBCR as well; etc.). On the other hand, if course work for the major is already determined by personal choices or requirements, the IBCR can count in electives, and more specifically, for one of the ‘business’ electives needed for most majors. If not planned carefully this requirement can mean that the student will need to take an additional three hours of credit.

300/400 Upper-level Requirement

As part of the degree requirements, all students must complete a certain number of 300/400 level courses. Most of these courses will be completed in the Business Core but some majors will require additional hours from outside of the Business Core. With a "standard" 21 hour major 12 additional hours will be required. Normally, if a major is larger than 21 hours the number of additional upper level courses is reduced. This can be business or non-business course work.

  • Business course work from the Business Core Intermediate (BCI), Business Core Advanced-Major (FIRST Major) or Business Core Advanced-Capstone may NOT be used to fulfill this requirement with exceptions noted below:
  • If more than 21 hours of course work for the major are taken at the 300/400-level and of those hours, course work is not being double counted toward the NBR and major, the additional 300/400-level hours can be used to fulfill the 300/400-level requirement. You will need to consult your Degree Audit to determine your requirements.
  • BSAD majors will complete a 24 hour major and only need to complete 9 upper level hours.
  • FINA majors, will take between 24 and 27 hours for their major; consult the major section in this document or your Degree Audit to determine how many hours will double count for this requirement. This will depend on which option you select for the major.
  • Actuarial science, agribusiness majors, and RAIKES students do not need to meet this requirement due to the additional hours at the 300/400 level required for the major/program.
  • Business Core Advanced-Major course work used for a SECOND major (if picked), or upper level graded course work selected for a minor MAY count.
  • Non-business course work (NBR) taken at the 300/400 level may be double counted to fulfill this requirement if it is not being used to double count for the 1st major.
  • No course may be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis unless it is business course numbered 398/399 credit. Only 3 hours of 398/399 is allowed for this requirement.

Business Course/Business Elective Hours

At a minimum, sixty (60) hours of business courses are required for the BSBA degree.

The required hours WILL VARY BY MAJOR, dependent on how requirements have been accepted and/or completed throughout the previous components of the program. While GENERAL MINIMUM guidelines by major are noted below, My Degree Audit will specify minimum business credit hour expectations for each student. You will generally see this addressed under the ELECTIVE section (BUSINESS ELECTIVES) on My Degree Audit.
 

  • ACCT, ECON, MRKT majors – 3 hours of business electives
  • BSAD – no additional business course work as your major consists of 24 hours of business course work
  • ACTS – no additional business course work as your major consists of 28 hours of business course work
  • FINA – no additional business course work as your major consists of 24-27 hours of business course work.
  • ABUS and RAIK – no additional business course work required due to intent of major as being ‘business-related’ course work.
  • Additional hours may be required if there is a variation in hours for NBR, BCF, BCI or BCA, or if there is a violation of the 75% rule, the 15 hour rule, etc.

Course work must be taken for a grade except for 398/399 options where grades are generally not permitted

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

Other than meeting the minimum requirement for admission to the University, the College does not require any additional work in foreign languages. Students, however, are always encouraged to take language courses.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation; more may be necessary if specific degree requirements have not yet been completed. Most students will graduate with 121 hours as BSAD 50 is not applicable toward degree requirements.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

While students may earn grades of C- or D, there are restrictions and recommendations for such grades and further enrollment options:
 

  • Grade of C or higher is expected in prerequisite course to enroll in accounting courses
  • A grade of C or higher is required in FINA 361 Finance in order to take most upper level FINA courses
  • Grade of C or higher required in other departmental higher-level sequencing courses (i.e. MATH 101 to take MATH 104, etc.). See course descriptions to determine enrollment restrictions.
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA required to enroll in many business courses, ACCT 201, ACCT 202, BLAW 371, BLAW 372ECON 215, FINA 361, MNGT 301, MNGT 475, MRKT 341, MRKT 350, SCMA 331, SCMA 350.
  • Grades of C- or lower can be removed by retaking the course at UNL or within the University system (UNK, UNO).
  • Grades of C or better are required to transfer courses from other institutions.
  • Academic bankruptcy options may be considered for students who have one or two semesters of poor performance.

Pass/No Pass

The Pass/No Pass option is designed for students who want to study areas or topics in which they may have minimum preparation. If used for this purpose, the option can enrich the student’s academic experience without lowering the student’s grade point average. Several restrictions apply when considering the Pass/No Pass option:
 

  • BSAD 111, BSAD 222, BSAD 333, BSAD 444 and BSAD 50 are offered only as Pass/No Pass. All are required.
  • Students may apply no more than 6 hours of elective credit using the Pass/No Pass option (excludes BSAD 111, BSAD 222, BSAD 333, BSAD 444).
  • No student in any College enrolled at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln may take business courses in the College of Business using the Pass/No Pass option.
  • College of Business students may NOT take course work to satisfy ACE requirements, the International Business Course Requirement (IBCR), nor any required business course work, including the major and minor, using the Pass/No Pass option.
  • Students majoring in actuarial science through the College of Business may NOT take any math, actuarial science, or required courses using the Pass/No Pass option.
  • Students taking courses to fulfill the requirements of a minor in an area of study outside the College of Business are subject to College rules restricting use of the Pass/No Pass option if courses in their minor are used to meet ACE or any college-specific requirements.
  • Students seeking any minor outside the College should verify rules applying to minimum grade expectations and Pass/No Pass options with the advisor for their minor as additional restrictions may apply and they often vary.
  • Students from UNO/UNK/UNMC and from other institutions are subject to the same restrictions listed here for UNL students.

Exceptions to the above rules are limited to the following and no other exceptions will be made.

  • An independent study course (398, 399) may be taken in the College of Business using the Pass/No Pass option with the permission of the instructor and the department chair but College of Business students who qualify for this exception may use the independent study course (398, 399) only as elective credit.
  • Advanced Placement grades of P and Credit By Exam grades of P will be accepted to fulfill degree requirements. These hours will not count against the 6-hour-maximum hours permitted.
  • Students who travel abroad and return with “credit” rather than grades from the institution where they studied may use P grades to fulfill degree requirements. These hours will not count against the 6-hour-maximum number of hours permitted.

GPA Requirements

A 2.5 cumulative grade point average is required to apply for graduation, as well as a requirement for enrollment in ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, ECON 215, BLAW 371 and BLAW 372, FINA 361, SCMA 331, MNGT 301, MNGT 475, SCMA 350 or MRKT 350, and MRKT 341. In some instances, a specific grade is required in certain courses to continue with upper-level course work.

Transfer Credit Rules

See Maximum/Minimum hour restrictions under Course Exclusions and Restrictions

Course Level Requirements (Hour Requirement 300+)

In addition to the Business Core Intermediate and Business Core Advanced and Business Course Advanced Capstone requirements, business students must complete an additional 12 hours of 300/400-level course work in their program (not required for ACTS, SCMA majors and RAIKES students). Students generally fulfill this requirement through their electives, but there may be a few upper-class students who can fulfill the requirement with the ACE course requirements. Twelve hours is based on a 21 hour major. The number is adjusted when there are larger majors.

Residency

At least 30 of the last 36 hours of credit must be registered for and completed in residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Students electing to study abroad in their final semester are exempted for the hours earned abroad, but no additional hours may be transferred in the last 36 hours. This exemption requires filing a written appeal in the Undergraduate Programs office.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at ace.unl.edu. Students may also use the Catalog’s course search facility to search for ACE groups. Example: Enter ACE one in the search to generate a list of all possible ACE 1 courses. MyRED may also be used to search for offered ACE classes.

ACE Achievement-Centered Education—Ten Courses (normally 30 hours)

This is the university’s innovative, outcomes-focused general education component designed to enhance the undergraduate experience by providing broad exposure to multiple disciplines, complementing the major and helping students develop important reasoning, inquiry, and civic capacities.
 

Important rules to remember when selecting course work to meet this requirement:

  • There are 10 ACE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and at least one course, equivalent to 3 credit hours, must be taken for each of the 10 SLO’s.
  • Up to three ACE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO), 4-10, may be satisfied by work in one subject area;
  • ACE SLO’s must be satisfied by work in at least three subject areas;
  • No ACE course may satisfy more than one ACE SLO in a student’s program;
  • If an ACE course addresses two ACE SLO’s, the student decides which one of the two outcomes the course will satisfy in that student’s program. (My Degree Audit will make an automatic decision based on first course taken; first SLO needed.)
  • As part of the College requirements of non-business and business courses, many courses will also work for ACE. Students should carefully review required course work with ACE options to make the best use of courses to fulfill both degree requirements as well as UNL ACE requirements.

Catalog Rule

Students (including transfer students) must follow the Undergraduate Catalog in effect when they enroll in the College of Business. Students who leave the College and return or those applying for ‘readmission’ to the College are subject to requirements in place at the time of their re-enrollment in the College.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in economics will be able to:

  1. Develop written and oral communication skills: Demonstrate ability to communicate economic knowledge through written and oral communication.
  2. Access existing knowledge: Familiarity with reputable resources containing economic information.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the institutions involved in policy‐making: Understand the role of major economic institutions involved in policy making.
  4. Demonstrate logical reasoning and critical thinking: Demonstrate the ability to articulate problems and conduct economic analysis in a logical manner with the use of critical thinking.
  5. Display command of existing knowledge: Integrate economic knowledge from multiple areas for application to economic problems.
  6. Interpret existing knowledge: Demonstrate a command of economic theory and analytical techniques sufficient to analyze and interpret economic issues.
  7. Interpret and analyze economic data: Identify and use data to conduct economic research.
  8. Apply existing knowledge: Integrate and apply existing economic analysis to current economic problems or problems, issues, policies.
  9. Create new knowledge: Use economics skills, methods, and techniques to create a scholarly product.

Major Requirements

Core Requirements

In addition to the College Degree Requirements, students will complete 21 hours of course work for the major.

All students, regardless of their major or interests in the College will take MATH 104 Applied Calculus or equivalent, ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics, ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics, and ECON 215 Statistics as part of the Business Core Foundation requirements. NONE of these courses may be used to count toward the major, and cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.

Specific Major Requirements

Business Core Advanced Major (BCA-M)

In addition to the 9 general credit-hours of the Business Core Foundation Course requirements (ECON 211, ECON 212 and ECON 215), an economics major must complete 21 credit hours of economics. Economics majors are encouraged to complete ECON 311 and ECON 312 before taking other 300/400-level economics courses.

All courses for the major, with the exception of ECON 399 Independent Study, must be taken for a grade (no Pass/No Pass). If ECON 399 is taken as Pass/No Pass, it may only be used as an elective.
 

The requirements for the major include (21 hrs):
 

ECON 311Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 312Intermediate Microeconomics3
Economics 300- or 400-level courses6
Economics 400-level courses9
Total Credit Hours21

Recommended Order of Studies

Students must first complete all Core courses including:
 

MATH 104Applied Calculus3
ECON 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 212Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 215Statistics3
Total Credit Hours12

Research and Thesis

Seminar and research courses in specific fields are listed in their respective divisions.
 

ECON 189HUniversity Honors Seminar3
ECON 198Freshman Seminar3
ECON 399Independent Study1-3
ECON 399HHonors: Independent Study3-6
ECON 499HHonors Thesis3-6

NOTE: This department participates in the UCARE program. For a full description of this program, see UCARE.

Graduate Work

The advanced degrees of master of arts and doctor of philosophy are offered. For details of these programs see the Graduate Studies Catalog. Refer to the Graduate Studies Catalog for 800/900 level courses.

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Same as College grade rules.

Pass/No Pass

All courses for the major, with the exception of ECON 399, must be taken for a grade (no Pass/No Pass). If ECON 399 is taken as Pass/No Pass, it may only be used as an elective.

GPA Requirements

Same as College GPA requirements.

Course Level Requirement

Completion of ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomics and ECON 312 Intermediate Microeconomics is recommended before taking other 300/400-level economics courses.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Economics Minor Requirements

The economics minor offered through the College of Business is available to business students only. The college requires that 75% of the course work for the minor will be completed at UNL.

Economics course work used for this minor cannot be double counted toward business core foundation (BCF), intermediate (BCI), or advanced-major (BCA-M; BCA-A) degree requirements, for another major, nor any other business minor requirements (with the exception of business electives).

Business students choosing to minor in economics must follow the College of Business economics minor requirements.

College of Arts and Sciences (ASC) students interested in completing an economics minor must refer to the ASC section for the ASC economics major/minor.
 

To fulfill the requirements for an economics minor, business students must complete:

  • Nine (9) graded hours of 300/400-level economics course work
  • All course work must be taken for a grade (no Pass/No Pass)

Economics Minor Requirements for Arts and Science economics major:

  • If minoring in economics through the College of Arts and Sciences, please see economics minor for ASC for specific requirements.
ECON189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON198
Freshman Seminar

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Topics vary each term.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON200
Economic Essentials and Issues

Prerequisites: 12 credit hours

Letter grade only. Credit towards the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 and ECON 211 and/or ECON 212. This course fulfills the economics requirement for the Minor in Business Administration for non-CBA students and cannot be applied to any other degree program.

Description: Introduction to economic reasoning and methods. Consumer choice, resources, decision making under constraints, supply, demand, markets, economic welfare analysis, measurement, prices, employment, money and interest rates. Economic policy and limitations are evaluated.

This course is a prerequisite for: FINA 300; MRKT 300

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ECON210
Introduction to Economics

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and above.

Recommended for students outside the College of Business Administration but not for economics majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students taking ECON 210 cannot earn credit for ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Principles which govern the organization and behavior of modern economic systems. Includes the nature of economics and economic systems; national income, inflation and unemployment measurement and determination; money, monetary and fiscal policy; economic growth; the allocation of economic resources; the behavior of consumers and producers in markets; the distribution of income; and the international economy.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

ECON211
Principles of Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: 12 cr hrs.

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 or ECON 210, and in ECON 211 and/or ECON 212.

Description: Introduction to the nature and methods of economics. Economic systems. Measurement and analysis of aggregate variables, such as national income, consumption, saving, investment, international payments, employment, price indices, money supply, and interest rates. Fiscal, monetary, and other policies for macroeconomic stabilization and growth are evaluated.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 6 Social Science

ECON211H
Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing or by permission

Required for College of Business Administration major and for Arts and Sciences economics major. Credit towards degree cannot be earned in both ECON 210 and in ECON 211 or ECON211H and/or ECON212 or ECON212H.

Description: Introduction to the nature and methods of economics. Economic systems. Measurement and analysis of aggregate variables, such as national income, consumption, saving, investment, international payments, employment, price indices, money supply, and interest rates. Fiscal, monetary, and other policies for macroeconomic stabilization and growth are evaluated.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ECON212
Principles of Microeconomics

Prerequisites: 12 cr hrs.

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both ECON 200 or ECON 210, and in ECON 211 and/or ECON 212.

Description: Continuation of an introduction to economic methods. With emphasis on analysis and evaluation of markets. Includes demand, supply, elasticity, production costs, consumption utility, monopoly, competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, allocative and technical efficiency, and income distribution. Analysis applied to resource markets, unions, antitrust laws, agriculture, international trade, and other economic problems and policies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ECON212H
Honors: Principles of Microeconomics

Prerequisites: Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing or by permission

Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both ECON210, and in ECON211 or ECON211H and/or ECON 212 or ECON212H.

Description: Continuation of an introduction to economic methods. With emphasis on analysis and evaluation of markets. Includes demand, supply, elasticity, production costs, consumption utility, monopoly, competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, allocative and technical efficiency, and income distribution. Analysis applied to resource markets, unions, antitrust laws, agriculture, international trade, and other economic problems and policies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ECON215
Statistics

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; MATH 104 or equivalent or MATH 106/108H; BSAD 50; 2.5 GPA

Credit toward the degree in the College of Business Administration cannot be earned in both ECON 215, and STAT 218 or EDPS 459 or CRIM 300; or in both ECON 215 and SOCI 206. Credit towards the degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot be earned in both ECON 215 and STAT 218, or in both EDPS 459 and STAT 218.

Description: Introduction to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of statistical data used in economics and business. Probability analysis, sampling, hypothesis testings, analysis of trends and seasonality, correlation, and simple regressions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Quantitative Economics
ACE Outcomes: ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

ECON215H
Honors: Statistics

Prerequisites: Open only to CBA Honors Academy students in good standing or by permission. Sophomore standing; MATH 104 or MATH 106 or MATH 108H; BSAD 50; 2.5 GPA

Credit toward the degree in the College of Business Administration cannot be earned in both ECON 215H, and STAT 218 or EDPS 459 or CRIM 300; or in both ECON 215H and SOCI 206.

Description: Introduction to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of statistical data used in economics and business. Probability analysis, sampling, hypothesis testings, analysis of trends and seasonality, correlation, and simple regressions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Quantitative Economics
ACE Outcomes: ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

ECON303
An Introduction to Money and Banking

Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212 or ECON 210

Description: Understanding of the nature of money, the commercial and central banking system, and the role of money and monetary policy as determinants of the aggregate levels of national spending and income, output, employment, and prices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Monetary Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON311
Intermediate Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212; ECON 215 or equivalent; MATH 104 or equivalent

Description: Extensions and elaboration of theories of aggregate production, consumption, savings and investment, and international trade and finance. Detailed analyses of aggregate demand and supply and applications to inflation and unemployment. Various models of a market economy's performance, and analyses of monetary and fiscal policies for macroeconomic stabilization and growth.

This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 420; AECN 445, NREE 445

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON312
Intermediate Microeconomics

Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212; ECON 215 or equivalent; MATH 104 or equivalent

Description: Extension and elaboration of the economic theories of the behavior of producers, consumers, and markets. Applications include analyses of taxation, rationing and other government policies, price discrimination, cartels, unions, and international markets.

This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 420; AECN 445, NREE 445

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON321
Introduction to International Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212 or ECON 210

Description: Intermediate survey of international trade and factor movements; balance of payments; commercial policy; economic integration; international monetary system and institutions; exchange rates; and open economy macroeconomics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Trade & Finance
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ECON322
Introduction to Development Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 210 or 211

Description: Survey of economic problems of developing countries and of appropriate policies to foster economic progress. Roles of education, research, innovation, saving, and capital formation in the growth process.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON323
The Economic Development of Latin America

Prerequisites: ECON 210 or 211

Description: Economies of Latin America, with emphasis on current economic problems. How past development contributed to the present economic situation. Detailed analysis of the economies and recent economic policies using standard microeconomic and macroeconomic models.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON340
Introduction to Urban-Regional Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Analysis of reasons for the existence, size, location, and evolution of cities. Analysis of the location of economic activity; differences in regional growth patterns, downtown revitalization, slums, congestion, and state economic development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON365
Financial InstitutionsCrosslisted with FINA 365

Prerequisites: FINA 361 with a grade of C or above or ACTS 440/840

Description: Various institutions which collectively constitute the US financial system and a discussion of their origin and development. Analysis of the supply and demand for funds and characteristic of the main financial markets. Emphasis on the determination of the price of credit and the term structure of interest rates.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Monetary Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON371
Elements of Public Finance

Prerequisites: ECON 210 or 211

For non-majors.

Description: Economic analysis of current issues in public finance including government policy regarding both expenditure programs and taxation. Federal, state, and local government issues covered, emphasizing tax policy. Stresses applications of basic economic theory which provide insight on policy issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Public Finance

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON375
Women and Work in USA HistoryCrosslisted with HIST 375, WMNS 375

Description: Transformation of women's role in the USA economy from colonial times to the present and the effects of class, race, and changing perceptions of women's role in society. Role of women in household manufacture, the early factory system, the trade union movement, the Great Depression, the home front of WWII, and the economic emergence of women in the postwar economy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON381
Introduction to Labor Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 210 or 211

Description: History and development of the American labor movement; trends and issues in collective bargaining; economic implications of labor unions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Labor Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON388
Comparative Economic Systems

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Intermediate survey of modern economic systems. Analysis of differences in underlying ideologies, institutions, policies, and performance among the US, Soviet Union, Western and Eastern Europe, Japan and China.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON389
Current Economic Issues

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212; for juniors only.

Description: Critical analysis of economic issues based upon readings of current and historical importance. (Possible topics: pollution, discrimination, poverty, energy, agribusiness, health, demographics, ideology, and crime.)

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON399
Independent Study

Prerequisites: Prior arrangement with and permission of individual faculty member and completion of proposed plan to departmental office

Description: Special research project or reading program under the direction of a staff member in the department.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ECON399H
Honors: Independent Study

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Special research project or reading program.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

ECON403
Money and the Financial SystemCrosslisted with ECON 803

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Basic policy implications of monetary economics with special reference to the role of money in the determination of income, employment, and prices. Includes demand for and supply of money, commercial and central banking system, monetary policy-making, nonbank financial system, and other issues in monetary economics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Monetary Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON404
Current Issues in Monetary EconomicsCrosslisted with ECON 804

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Money as developed by classical and modern economists. Emphasis on origins of money, interest rates, inflation, unemployment, business cycles, rational expectations, fiscal policy, international aspects of monetary policy, and other related topics in monetary economics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Monetary Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON409
Applied Public Policy AnalysisCrosslisted with ECON 809

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212; ECON 215 or equivalent.

Description: Experience with research methods in economics. Statistical analysis to investigate economic issues and related policies; find relevant data; perform and interpret univariate and multivariate statistical analyses; and formulate and test specific hypotheses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Quantitative Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON413
Social InsuranceCrosslisted with ECON 813, FINA 413, FINA 813

Description: Nature and causes of economic insecurity. Analysis of public programs such as Social Security, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, and public assistance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON416
Statistics for Decision MakingCrosslisted with ECON 816

Prerequisites: ECON 215

Description: Decision making under conditions of uncertainty. Introduction to Bayesian methods including the main methods of traditional statistics. Both prior knowledge and consequences of decision error are explicitly taken into account in the analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Quantitative Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON417
Introductory EconometricsCrosslisted with ECON 817

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212; ECON 215 or equivalent.

Description: Designed to give undergraduate and master's level economics students an introduction to basic econometric methods including economic model estimation and analyses of economic data. Hypothesis formulation and testing, economic prediction and problems in analyzing economic cross-section and time series data are considered.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Econometrics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON419
Topics in Applied ResearchCrosslisted with ECON 819

Prerequisites: ECON 311 and ECON 417

Description: Selected topics involving the use of quantitative methods in applied research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Quantitative Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON421
International TradeCrosslisted with ECON 821

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212; ECON 312.

Description: Determinants of the volume, prices, and commodity composition of trade. Effects of trade, international resource movements, trade restrictions on resource allocation, income distribution, and social welfare.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Trade & Finance

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON422
International FinanceCrosslisted with ECON 822

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Determinants of exchange rates, international payments, inflation, unemployment, national income, and interest rates in an open economy. International monetary system and capital and financial markets, and of the mechanisms by which a national economy and the rest of the world adjust to external disturbances.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Trade & Finance

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON423
Economics of the Less Developed CountriesCrosslisted with ECON 823

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Advanced survey of development problems and goals; roles of land, labor, capital, entrepreneurship, and technical progress in economic growth of the less developed countries. Theories and strategies relating to international trade and economic development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON426
Government Intervention in MarketsCrosslisted with ECON 826

Prerequisites: ECON 212

Description: Traces the economic and legal incentives for government involvement in the marketplace. Examines why various forms of intervention make sense in certain situations. Defining the limits of allowable competition, and to replacing free market forces with regulation. Includes analysis of utilities and their evolving regulation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Industrial Organization&Reg

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON433
History of Economic ThoughtCrosslisted with ECON 833

Description: Development and evolution of economic ideas, including diverse mainstream and dissenting schools of thought from ancient Greece to contemporary texts. Consideration of selected influential economists' writings, relation between economic conditions and ideas and the antecedents of current economic controversies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON435
Market CompetitionCrosslisted with ECON 835

Prerequisites: ECON 212

Description: Examination of differing schools of thought about how well a market economy performs. Includes economic analysis and extensive reviews of rivalry among corporations in various sectors of the US economy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Industrial Organization&Reg

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON440
Regional DevelopmentCrosslisted with ECON 840

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Advanced analysis of regional growth and development. Emphasis on the relationship between national and regional growth as well as local attributes influencing development patterns. Comparisons between developed and developing countries used to highlight similarities and differences in development patterns and policies. Empirical applicability of regional economic models stressed.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON442
Regional AnalysisCrosslisted with ECON 842

Prerequisites: ECON 440/840.

Description: Advanced study of techniques for regional analysis. Includes indexes of spatial dispersion and concentration, shift-share analysis, export base, and input-output analysis. Special emphasis on input-output analysis. Objective is to equip students with the basic analytical tools of regional economic analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON445
Gender Economics and Social ProvisioningCrosslisted with ECON 845, WMNS 445, WMNS 845

Prerequisites: ECON 211 or 212

Description: Introduction to the field of feminist economics. Critiques of economic theory and methodology along with gender and household decision-making, the care economy, international migration, development, globalization, the feminization of labor markets,and macroeconomics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:General Economics and Theory

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON450
Economics for TeachersCrosslisted with ECON 850

Description: Structure and function of the economic system and problems in achieving goals of efficient allocation of resources, full employment, stable prices, economic growth, and security. Emphasis on teaching of economics at the pre-college level.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Economic Education

Credit Hours:2-6

ACE:

ECON451
Economics Issues for TeachersCrosslisted with ECON 851

Description: Application of economic principles to current problems. Includes evaluation of economic education materials, scope and sequence for development of economic concepts in the primary and secondary school.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Economic Education

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ECON457
19th Century United States Economic HistoryCrosslisted with ECON 857, HIST 857, HIST 457

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Transformation of the United States economy from an agrarian to an industrial society and the impact of that transformation on people's livelihoods. The economic of slavery, the impact of the railroads, immigration, and the collective response of business and labor to industrialization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON458
20th Century United States Economic HistoryCrosslisted with ECON 858, HIST 458, HIST 858

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Transformation of the United States economy in the twentieth century. Attention to the continued consolidation of the business enterprise, business cycle episodes including the Great Depression of the 1930's, organized labor, and the role of government in managing and coping with this transformation in economic life.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ECON466
Pro-seminar in International Relations ICrosslisted with AECN 467, ANTH 479, GEOG 448, HIST 479, POLS 466, SOCI 466, ANTH 879, ECON 866, GEOG 848, HIST 879, POLS 866, SOCI 866

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission

Open to students with an interest in international relations.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar Integrative Courses, Research Human-Economic Geography Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt Variable group based on topic

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON467
Pro-seminar in International Relations IICrosslisted with ECON 867, POLS 467, POLS 867

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission

Open to students with an interest in international relations. Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON471
Public FinanceCrosslisted with ECON 871

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Microeconomic analysis of policy issues in public finance, emphasizing taxation. Includes public goods and externalities; analysis of tax incidence, efficiency, and equity; and fiscal federalism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Public Finance

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON472
Efficiency in GovernmentCrosslisted with ECON 872

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Prepares students to conduct social and economic planning, program evaluation, and budgeting. Analysis of the delivery of government goods and services consistent with values and societal goals. Includes: philosophy of government, budget theory, social indicators, social fabric matrix, cost effective analysis, technology assessment, evaluation of the natural environment, and time analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Public Finance

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON475
Theory and Analysis of Institutional EconomicsCrosslisted with ECON 875

Description: Survey of the basic ideas of Veblen, Polanyi, Commons, Ayres, Galbraith, and Myrdal. Applications of institutional analysis to major economic problems and policies. Examination of the economic system as part of the holistic human culture, a complex of many evolving institutions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Institutional Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON481
Economics of the Labor MarketCrosslisted with ECON 881

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Microeconomics of wages and employment; determinants of labor demand and supply; marginal productivity; bargaining theories of wages; labor mobility and allocation among employers; and the impact of unions, government policy, investment in human capital; and discrimination in labor markets.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Labor Economics
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ECON482
Labor in the National EconomyCrosslisted with ECON 882

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Macroeconomics aspects of labor economics; how the labor sector of the economy and the economy's overall performance are interrelated; analysis of the general level of wages, employment, unemployment, business cycles, and inflation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Labor Economics
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ECON485
The Regulatory Environment for Employment and LaborCrosslisted with MNGT 466, MNGT 866, ECON 885

Prerequisites: Junior Standing; MNGT 360 and 361 (departmental permission is required if MNGT 360 and/or MNGT 361 have not been completed) ECON 381 FOR ECON students

Description: Government regulation of employment and labor relations. Includes laws and agencies relating to employment practices, pay, hours, equal employment opportunity, labor relations, safety, health, pensions, and benefits. Social and economic implications of governmental regulation considered.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Labor Economics

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON487
Economies in TransitionCrosslisted with ECON 887

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.

Description: Evolution of formally centrally planned economies (Soviet Union, central and eastern Europe, China) toward more market-oriented and decentralized economies. Includes comparisons of the speed and pattern of institutional changes, performance outcomes and implications for economic development strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECON499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program or by invitation, and permission.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


 

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16 HR TERM 1
Prof Enhancement I
complete BSAD 111
1hr

NBR 1/ACE 1 Written Texts
complete either ENGL 150 or ENGL 151
3hr

NBR 2/ACE 3 MathematicsCritical
complete either MATH 104 or MATH 106
3hr
MATH 104 or MATH 106 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment.

NBR 3/ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

NBR 4/ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions
15 HR TERM 2
Business Comp Appl
complete BSAD50#
NaNhr

Introductory Accounting
complete ACCT 201
3hr

Prin of Economics ACE 6/8
complete either ECON 211 or ECON 212
3hr
ECON 211 or ECON 212 also fulfills the ACE 6 requirement.

NBR 5/ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

NBR 6/ACE 9 Global/Divers
complete 1 from Approved ACE 9 Courses for College of Business Majors
3hr
ECON 321 will also count towards the major if chosen to completed this requirement.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions
16 HR TERM 3
Prof Enhancement II
complete BSAD 222
1hr

Introductory Accounting
complete ACCT 202
3hr

Prin of Economics ACE 6/8
complete either ECON 211 or ECON 212
3hr
ECON 211 or ECON 212 also fulfills the ACE 8 requirement.

Statistics
complete ECON 215
3hr

NBR 7/ACE 1 Busn Comm
complete BSAD 220
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions
16 HR TERM 4
Economics Major Core
complete ECON 311
3hr

Business Core Interm
complete SCMA 350 and SCMA 350L and select one from BLAW 371, BLAW 372, FINA 361, MNGT 301, MRKT 341, or SCMA 331

NBR 8/ACE 2 Comm Skills
complete either COMM 286 or MRKT 257
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions
16 HR TERM 5
Prof Enhancement III
complete BSAD 333
1hr

Business Core Interm

Economics Major Core
complete ECON 312
3hr

300/400 Up Lvl Reqt
complete Any Course at the 300 Level
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions
15 HR TERM 6
Business Core Interm

Economics Major Reqt
complete Any Economics Course at the 300 Level, Any Economics Course at the 400 Level
6hr

300/400 Up Lvl Reqt
complete either Any Course at the 300 Level or Any Course at the 400 Level
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions
13 HR TERM 7
Prof Enhancement IV
complete BSAD 444
1hr

Economics Major Reqt
complete Any Economics Course at the 400 Level
3hr

Business Elective
complete 1 from Any Accounting Course, Any Actuarial Science Course, Any Business Law Course, Any Business Administration Course, Any Economics Course, Any Entrepreneurship Course, Any Finance Course, Any Management course, Any Marketing Course, Any Supply Chain Management Course
3hr
complete a course of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions

300/400 Up Lvl Reqt
complete Any Course at the 300 Level, Any Course at the 400 Level
6hr
Complete two courses of interest (both can be taken at either the 300 or 400 level) - see restrictions
13 HR TERM 8
ACE 10 Capstone Course
complete MNGT 475
3hr

Senior Assessment
complete BSAD98#
0hr

Economics Major Reqt
complete Any Economics Course at the 400 Level
6hr

Electives
complete Any Course
4hr
complete courses of interest - see Degree Audit for restrictions
Graduation Requirements
  1. 2.50 cumulative GPA required in order to apply for a degree.
  2. 30 of the last 36 hours must be taken at UNL.
  3. Maximum 6 hours Pass/No Pass credit excluding BSAD 98, BSAD 111, BSAD 150, BSAD 222, BSAD 333, and BSAD 444.
  4. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Brand Specialist, Amazon - Seattle WA
  • Finance Management Trainee, BNSF Railway - Fort Worth TX
  • Consulting Analyst, Cerner Corporation - Kansas City MO
  • Consultant, Fact Set Research System - Chicago IL
  • Financial Institution Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) - Omaha NE

Internships

  • Community Development Intern, Nebraska Department of Economic Development - Lincoln NE
  • Public Policy Intern, Nebraska Alzheimer's Association - Lincoln NE
  • Research Intern, Mission to Rebuild, LP - Washington DC
  • Intern, Office of U.S. Senator - Washington DC
  • Legal Intern, R. Kevin O'Donnell, P.C., L.L.O. - Ogallala NE

Grad Schools

  • Master of Professional Studies, Georgetown University - Washington DC
  • Juris Doctor (JD), Northwestern University - Chicago IL
  • Master of Science in Sport Management, The Ohio State University - Columbus OH
  • Research Master of Science in Economics and Business, University of Groningen - Groningen Netherlands
  • Master of Science in Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE