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2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

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Economics, Business Administration
Description of the Major
The economics, business administration major teaches you the skills used to understand how households, firms and governments make economic decisions and the implications of those decisions for the business environment, resource allocation, pricing, the distribution of income and macroeconomic variables. You also learn core business skills in accounting, decision sciences, economics, finance, management and marketing.

Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Take the Educational Testing Service‘s Economics and Business Field Tests. The Economics Field Test will be 10% of your grade in ECO 3203; the Business Field Test will be incorporated into MAN 4504 taken in the final term.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Understand the basic business functions of accounting, statistics, operations management, economics, finance, management and marketing.
  2. Understand the implications of utility maximization for the behavior, choices of households and how households respond to incentives.
  3. Understand the implications of profit maximization for the behavior and choices of firms in the short run, the long run and a variety of market structures.
  4. Understand the meaning and implications of economic efficiency.
  5. Understand how the implications of decisions made by households, firms, the government and the foreign sector affect a country's macroeconomic variables like output, interest rates, inflation, exchange rates and the trade balance.
  6. Understand how economists use statistics to learn about economic behavior.
  7. Critically evaluate and compare alternative policies using complex criteria.
  8. Interpret, understand and communicate quantitative concepts.
  9. Articulate ideas clearly and effectively in speech and in writing in an accepted manner of presentation.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
ACG 2021C X                
ACG 2071 X                
CGS 2531               X  
ECO 2013 X       X     X  
ECO 2023 X X X X       X  
MAC 2233               X  
STA 2023           X   X  
Business Core
BUL 4310 X                
ECP 3703 X X X X       X  
FIN 3403 X             X  
MAN 3025 X                
MAN 4504 X             X  
MAR 3023 X                
QMB 3250 X         X   X  
ECO 3203         X X X X X
ECO Electives*   X X X X X X X X

* Economics electives: ECO 3532, ECO 3704, ECO 3713, ECO 4400, ECO 4431, ECO 4504, ECO 4730, ECO 4935, ECP 3006, ECP 3113, ECP 3203, ECP 3302, ECP 3429, ECP 3530, ECP 4330, ECP 4403, ECP 4451, ECS 3403, ECS 4013, ECS 4203 and ECS 4334.

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