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    Economics (Heavener School of Business)

    The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration–Economics (BSBA–ES) program provides an overview of the functional areas of business with an emphasis in economics. Students take foundation courses in economics, mathematics, computing skills and accounting; core courses that relate to the basic functions of business, such as finance, management, marketing and operations management; and major courses that impart an understanding of how households, firms and governments make economic decisions and how the implications of those decisions affect the business environment, resource allocation, pricing, distribution of income and macroeconomic variables.

    About This Major


    The degree program offers a variety of courses to build students’ analytical skills, including Public Choice, Game Theory and Application, International Trade, Economics of Sports, Population Economics and Labor Economics. The analytical skills that are developed from this curriculum, combined with core business skills, are useful preparation for careers in business, government, public policy or academia. A degree in economics is especially appropriate for students intending to pursue advanced degrees in the social sciences or in professional schools of management, law and public administration.

    BSBA-ES majors are encouraged to gain practical work experience through internships, student organizations and community service. In addition, the Heavener School of Business offers students a wide variety of academic and career and leadership programs, including study abroad, the Florida Leadership Academy, involvement in student organizations and research activities. Students should consult an academic adviser/career coach for specific information.

    Requirements for the Major

    BSBA-ES majors must maintain a 2.0 core, major and UF GPA. Students must read the individual course descriptions in this catalog to determine the prerequisites for their required courses. In addition to the critical-tracking and general education courses outlined below, BSBA-ES majors must take 120 credits, including:

    • Core courses: BUL 4310, FIN 3403, GEB 3373, MAN 3025, MAN 4504, MAR 3023 and QMB 3250
    • Major courses: ECO 3101, ECO 3203 and 12 credits of 3000/4000-level ECO,
      ECP or ECS courses (excluding ECO 3731)
    • Restricted elective courses: 11-12 credits of any 3000/4000-level courses or 1000/4000-level foreign language courses. One electronic platform course
      (ENT 3003, GEB 3035, ISM 3004 or REE 3043) can be taken to fulfill the restricted elective requirement. Internship, independent study or assistantship credit will not count toward this requirement.
    • Professional communication course: GEB 3213 Professional Writing in Business,
      GEB 3218 Professional Speaking in Business, SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking, ENC 3312 Advanced Argumentative Writing or a similar course with prior approval (requires a minimum grade of C)
    • Internship course: GEB 4941 Internship in Business Administration (one credit) in conjunction with an internship of at least 150 credits before the start of the senior year. The internship requirement can be waived for students who participate in a study abroad experience of at least six weeks. Students who waive the requirement via study abroad are strongly encouraged to complete at least one internship to improve their chances of obtaining full-time employment and/or admission to graduate programs or law school. Consult an academic adviser/career coach for more information.
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    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    To remain on track for the BSBA-ES major, students must meet the critical-tracking criteria listed below. The critical-tracking GPA is calculated based on all attempts of the critical-tracking courses or their equivalents. Once a student receives a grade of C or higher in a critical-tracking course or its equivalent, no subsequent grade in that course or its equivalent will be used in the calculation of the critical-tracking GPA.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 1 critical-tracking course from ACG 2021, ACG 2071, CGS 2531 or
      ISM 3013, ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAC 2233, STA 2023
    • 2.5 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses, excluding ECO 3101
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses for a total of 3 critical-tracking courses
    • 2.75 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses, excluding ECO 3101
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses (including ACG 2021) for a total of 5 critical-tracking courses
    • 3.0 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses, excluding ECO 3101
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 7 of the 8 critical-tracking courses, excluding ECO 3101
    • 3.0 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses, excluding ECO 3101
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete ECO 3101 with a minimum grade of C
    • Meet all semester 1-4 critical-tracking requirements
    • 2.0 UF GPA required (and maintained through semester 8)
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE-S) 4
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ ​3
    Biological or Physical Science (GE-B or P) 3
    Elective (MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra if needed) 3
    Total 13
    Semester 2 Credits
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (GE-S) 4
    MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 1 (GE-M) 3
    Biological Science (GE-B) 3
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Humanities/International (GE-H and N)​ ​3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
    CGS 2531 Problem Solving Using Computer Software (3) (GE-M) or
    ISM 3013 Introduction to Information Systems (4)
    Elective 3
    Humanities (GE-H and D) 3
    Physical Science (GE-P) 3
    Total 16-17
    Semester 4 Credits
    ACG 2071 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M) 3
    Professional communication course (GEB 3213, GEB 3218, SPC 2608 or ENC 3312) 3
    Elective 3
    GEB 4941 Internship in Business Administration (complete by beginning of senior year) 1
    Total 14
    Semester 5 Credits
    ECO 3101 Intermediate Microeconomics (minimum grade of C required) 4
    MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing 4
    QMB 3250 Statistics for Business Decisions 4
    Restricted elective 2
    Total 14
    Semester 6 Credits
    ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics 4
    FIN 3403 Business Finance 4
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (GE-S) 4
    Restricted elective 4
    Total 16
    Semester 7 Credits
    BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business 4
    GEB 3373 International Business 4
    Economics course, 3000/4000 level 4
    Restricted elective 4
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    MAN 4504 Operations and Supply Chain Management 4
    Economics courses, two at 3000/4000 level 8
    Elective 3
    Total 15
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majors: economics