BBA Curriculum

Economics

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The study of economics provides a good background for careers in business and government. It develops quantitative and analytical skills which are applicable to many jobs. Knowledge of economics is also essential for well-informed citizens to participate responsibly in public debate and decision-making on many issues. Because the range of interests among economics majors is quite broad, students are encouraged to work with a departmental advisor to discuss a plan of studies that fits their individual needs. A major in economics can also provide a background for postgraduate study in law, business, professional-level training in economics, public administration, professional health management, hospital administration, urban affairs, and transportation studies. Students find that Economics provides a good preparation for jobs such as: investment banker, statistician, budget analyst, financial analyst, trade specialist, program analyst, insurance broker, professor, revenue agent, consultant, economic analyst, loan officer.

The course of study for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree includes four sets of academic requirements:

University Core Curriculum Requirements   42 semester hours
Business Foundation Requirements   15 semester hours
Business Core Requirements   39 semester hours
Major Option Requirements   24 semester hours
Total: 120 semester hours

Below is a suggested course of study to complete the BBA in Economics in four years. The courses suggested by the College of Business for fulfillment of the University Core Curriculum are included in this plan. To see a complete list of course options, see the UTEP Degree Plans tool at degreeplans.utep.edu.

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
RWS 1301 Rhetoric and Composition I 3
MATH 1320 Mathematics for Social Sciences I 3
HIST 1301 History of the United States to 1865 3
BUSN 1301 Introduction to Global Business 3
COMM 1302 Business and Professional Communication 3
15
Second Semester Hours
RWS 1302 Rhetoric and Composition II3
MATH 2301 Mathematics for Social Sciences II3
HIST 1302 History of the United States since 18653
PHIL 2306 Ethics (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the HUMANITIES Component Area
3
ECON 2303 Principles of Economics I 3
15

Sophomore Year

Third Semester Hours
ECON 2304 Principles of Economics II 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I 3
POLS 2310 Introduction to Politics 3
THEA 1313 Introduction to Theatre (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the VIS PREF Component Area
3
GEOL 1211
GEOL 1111
Principles of Earth Sciences I AND
Principles of Earth Sciences Lab I (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the NAT SCI 1 Component Area
2
1
15
Fourth Semester Hours
ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II 3
POLS 2311 American Government and Politics 3
QMB 2301 Fundamentals of Business Statistics 3
BUSN 3304 Global Business Environment 3
GEOL 1212
GEOL 1112
Principles of Earth Sciences II AND
Principles of Earth Sciences Lab II  (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the NAT SCI 2 Component Area
2
1
15

Junior Year

Fifth Semester Hours
ECON 3302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
QMB 3301 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
BLAW 3301 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGMT 3303 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing 3
15
Sixth Semester Hours
ECON 3303 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
CIS 3345 Management Information Systems   3
FIN 3310 Business Finance 3
ACCT 3321 Intermediate Accounting I 3
OSCM 3321 Production/Operations Management 3
15

Senior Year

Seventh Semester Hours
ECON 3310 Managerial Economics 3
BUSN Upper-Level Business Elective (3300 or 4300 level) 3
BUSN Upper-Level Business Elective (3300 or 4300 level) 3
ECON Upper-Level Economics Elective I (3300 or 4300 level) 3
FREE Upper-Level Free Elective I (3300 or 4300 level) 3
15
Eighth Semester Hours
MGMT 4300 Strategic Management 3
FREE Upper-Level Free Elective II (3300 or 4300 level) 3
ECON Upper-Level Economics Elective II (3300 or 4300 level) 3
ECON Upper-Level Economics Elective III (3300 or 4300 level) 3
ECON Upper-Level Economics Elective IV (3300 or 4300 level) 3
15
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