BBA Economics Concentration

Contact Information

Phone: (217) 206-6541
Office Location: UHB 4054

Through economics course work, students build strong conceptual thinking and problem-solving skills by understanding and applying economic theory to real world problems. Economics graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify and evaluate decisions using the "economic way of thinking"
  2. Apply economic theories and concepts to contemporary business and socials issues, as well as formulation and analysis of policy
  3. Recognize the role of ethical values and social responsibility in economic, policy, and business decisions.


New students must contact the department for initial advising to plan a program of study that satisfies degree requirements and reflects their interests. Students are also required to access the Degree Audit System throughout their college career to verify that degree requirements are being met.

The College of Business and Management and the University of Illinois Springfield have a team of advisors ready to assist students in achieving their academic and career preparation goals. Advising services are customized based on the level and location of the student. Refer to the Undergraduate Academic Advising - College of Business and Management for resources to help you succeed in achieving your academic goals. CBM strictly enforces prerequisites.

Grading Policy

The Economic concentration has a minimum grade requirements as noted in the Degree Requirements section below.  For questions related to the grading policy, please contact your advisor.

All majors in the College of Business and Management require foundation knowledge in accounting, economics, and statistics. UIS courses that satisfy the foundation knowledge requirements include:


Foundation Requirements 1
ACC 211
ACC 212
Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ACC 311Administrative Uses of Accounting 24
ECO 201
ECO 202
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics (OR)
ECO 213Statistics for Business and Economics3
or MAT 121 Applied Statistics
Total Hours13 - 15

Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student’s advisor and the College of Business and Management by a Student Petition.  

College Core 1
The college core is required of all undergraduate College of Business and Management students. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across core courses.
BUS 312Principles of Marketing3
BUS 322Principles of Operations Management3
BUS 331ECCE: Business, Ethics, and Society3
FIN 302Principles of Financial Management3
MGT 310Managing Organizational Behavior3
MGT 330Business and Managerial Communication3
MGT 488Strategic Management: The Capstone 23
MIS 352Principles of Management Information Systems3
MIS 376Business Analytics3
Economics Concentration Requirements
ECO 301Managerial Economics3
ECO 302Macroeconomics in a Global Economy3
ECO 413Econometrics3
MAT 113Business Calculus4
or MAT 114 Finite Mathematics and Its Applications
or MAT 115 Calculus I
or MAT 116 Calculus II
Two upper division ECO courses from UIS (Except ECO 315)6
Total Hours46
Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 310