BBA Economics Concentration
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:
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and evaluate decisions using the "economic way of thinking"
- Apply economic theories and concepts to contemporary business and socials issues, as well as formulation and analysis of policy
- 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.
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 212
|Introduction to Financial Accounting|
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
|ACC 311||Administrative Uses of Accounting 2||4|
& ECO 202
|Introduction to Microeconomics|
and Introduction to Macroeconomics (OR)
|ECO 213||Statistics for Business and Economics||3|
|or MAT 121||Applied Statistics|
|Total Hours||13 - 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.
A minimum grade of C- is required in ALL foundation courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 across all foundation courses.
Junior or Senior standing required to enroll in ACC 311
|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 312||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BUS 322||Principles of Operations Management||3|
|BUS 331||ECCE: Business, Ethics, and Society||3|
|FIN 302||Principles of Financial Management||3|
|MGT 310||Managing Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGT 330||Business and Managerial Communication||3|
|MGT 488||Strategic Management: The Capstone 2||3|
|MIS 352||Principles of Management Information Systems||3|
|MIS 376||Business Analytics||3|
|Economics Concentration Requirements|
|ECO 301||Managerial Economics||3|
|ECO 302||Macroeconomics in a Global Economy||3|
|MAT 113||Business Calculus||4|
|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|
|Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 3||10|
A minimum grade of C- is required in all College Core Courses Except MGT 488 and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all college core courses. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in MGT 488 (a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted).
Prerequisite: All college core courses, and within 12 hours of graduation or during the students last semester.
The degree requires a minimum of three hours of internship course work consisting of an individualized field experience (IPL 300) or an individual project (IPL 301). Students are encouraged to complete six hours of Internship. Internship hours will be used to fulfill the Engagement Experience ECCE category. Students must complete course work in at least one of the other ECCE categories including U.S. Communities and Global Awareness. The one-hour (UNI 301) Speaker Series course fulfills the last hour of the ECCE requirement (10 Total ECCE hours required)