BBA Economics

LANGDALE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, BBA, ECONOMICS

Four-Year Academic Map 2017 - 2018

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule for the ECONOMICS MAJOR. The milestones listed below each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in four years. A sample schedule is provided as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. This map is not intended to be a contract, either expressed or implied, but presents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the university. Make sure that you get advised every semester to create an optimal schedule and on-time graduation.

What is economics? Economics is the study of how resources are used to meet society’s needs. It is an essential aspect of virtually every decision individuals, businesses, and governments make. Students who pursue a B.B.A degree in Economics develop the analytical and problem solving skills needed to make these decisions. Minors in Advertising and Promotions, Business Analytics, Business Law, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Human Resources, Operations Management, Professional Sales, and Supply Chain Management allow majors to gain in-depth knowledge of these areas. Our students successfully completing the economics coursework should be able to analytically and critically solve complex problems; be adept in managing and drawing inferences from large datasets; and understand and clearly communicate complex ideas.

What do economists do? Economics is FUN, and economists study a wide range of topics, from the usual suspects of GDP, inflation, national debt, and unemployment to the environment, health care, crime and punishment, marriage, addiction, sports, voting behavior, government programs, education, religion, discrimination, and basically any type of human behavior.  Many economics majors work in the financial sector, in the insurance industry, as business consultants, management consultants, business analysts, financial advisors, portfolio managers, or for local, state and the federal government agencies, etc. Economists forecast economic activity, design tax policies, evaluate programs implemented by the government or other agencies, analyze the impact of laws, supervise businesses, and manage firms. Economics is an excellent precursor to graduate degrees in business, law, economics, public administration, and international relations.

Please see current course curriculum here.

Employment Information

Representative Job Titles Related to Major: Lawyer, Financial Analyst, Medical Office Assistant, Energy Consultant, Financial Advisor, Data Analyst, Assistant Professor, Actuary, Paralegal, Insurance Agent

Representative Employers: University of West Florida, Coleman Talley LLP, Cummins, Medical University of South Carolina, Wells Fargo, Tesla, Mercer Law School, University of Florida Law School, DataWatch, Berry College, North Florida Financial Corp, State Farm Insurance, Bush Wealth Management

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 Composition 1 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
PERS 2799 Personal Finance 2
HIST 2111 or 2112 US History to or after 1865 3
Econ 1500 Survey of Economics 3
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 Composition II 3
MATH 1261 Survey of Calculus 3
BIOL 1010 + 1020 Intro to Biology + Lab 4
POLS 1101 American Government 3
BUSA 1105 Introduction to Business 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: Milestones 1st Semester 1) Grades in ENGL 1101 and MATH 1111 must be ‘C’ or better 2) Overall GPA 2.0 or higher Milestones 2nd Semester 1) Grades in ENGL1102 and BUSA1105 must be ‘C’ or better 2) Overall GPA 2.0 or higher

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 2111 or 2112 or 2113 Literature 3
ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting 3
GEOG 1112K Introduction to Weather & Climate 4
BUSA 2201 Fundamentals of Computer Applications 3
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Total hours 16
Spring Hrs.
PHIL 2020 Principles of Logic & Argumentation 3
ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUSA 2100 Applied Business Statistics 3
BUSA 2106 Environment of Business 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Milestones 3rd Semester 1) Grades in ACCT and ECON must be ‘C’ or better 2) Must complete ECON2105/2106. ACCT2101/2102 by the end semester 4 3) Overall GPA 2.0 or higher Milestones 4th Semester 1) Grades in ECON, ACCT, and BUSA must be ‘C’ or better 2) Must complete ECON2105/2106. ACCT2101/2102 by the end semester 4 3) Overall GPA 2.0 or higher

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
FIN 3350 Financial Management 3
MGNT 3250 Management & Org Behavior 3
BUSA 3100 Business Analytics 3
ECON 4100 Managerial Economics 3
ECON 3400 Public Finance - Fiscal Policy 3
BUSA 2999 Career Development
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ECON 3750 Money & Banking 3
ECON 4500 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
BUSA 3100 Business Law 3
FIN 4520 Investments 3
Comm 1110 Public Speaking 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Milestones 5th Semester 1) Grades in all courses must be ‘C’ or better 2) Only offered Fall semesters: ECON3400/4100 3) Must complete by end semester 5: BUSA2106 4) Overall GPA 2.0 or higher Milestones 6th Semester 1) Grades in ECON, BUSA, FIN must be ‘C’ or better 2) Only offered Spring semesters: ECON4500 3) Must complete by end semester 6 : BUSA2999/3100,FIN3350 4) Overall GPA 2.0 or higher

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
ECON 3810 Health Economics 3
ECON 3600 International Economics 3
ECON 3820 Experimental Economics 3
ECON 4000 Introduction to Econometrics 3
MKTG 3050 Introduction to Marketing 3
BUSA 3999 Study Abroad or Internship or Service
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
BUSA 4900 Business Policy 3
ECON 3800 Environmental Economics 3
ECON 3860 Labor Economics 3
FIN 4360 Computer Apps in Financial Management 3
PERS 2160 Perspective on Leadership 2
Total hours 14

Milestones: Milestones 7th Semester 1) Grades in all courses must be ‘C’ or better 2) Only offered Fall semesters: ECON3810/3820/4000, FIN3650 3) Overall GPA 2.0 or higher 4) Apply for graduation one semester before anticipated date. Accumulate 120 collegiate credits. Milestones 8th Semester 1) Grades in BUSA, ECON, FIN must be ‘C’ or better 2) Only offered Spring semesters: ECON3800/3860, FIN4360 3) Must complete by end semester 8: BUSA3999 4) Overall GPA 2.0 or higher