College of Business and Public Administration

Economics

The information on this page pertains to program requirements for students who matriculated in the 2019-2020 academic year.  View requirements for previous catalog years here.

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Program Overview

The economics program offers the opportunity to study prices, markets, and incentives (microeconomics) and economic growth and business cycles (macroeconomics).

The economics major provides preparation both for students planning to enter the world of work directly after Drake and for students planning to attend professional or graduate school. The B.S.B.A program prepares students well for the job market.  Both the B.A. and the B.S.B.A. programs prepare students well for professional study in law, business, or public administration because economics is an important analytical tool used in these professions.  Students interested in graduate study in economics or a closely-related field (finance, public policy, international relations) will need more math and statistics than the regular economics major provides and should consider the quantitative economics major.


Economics Major Requirements - Bachelor of Arts

The economics major requires 30 credits of economics, 3 credits of mathematics, and 6 credits of statistics. All students must complete the following in addition to fulfilling the requirements of the Drake Curriculum.

Course Credits
ECON 002 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 010 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 170 - Introduction to Econometrics 3
ECON 173 - Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 174 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 190 - Seminar in Economics 3
Four additional economics courses numbered 100 or above 12
MATH 028 - Business Calculus, or
MATH 050 - Calculus I
3
4
STAT 071 - Statistics I 3
STAT 072 - Statistics II 3
Nine additional credits outside of the CBPA 9
TOTAL 45

Economics Major Requirements - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration additionally requires that students complete the Business Core courses (note that there is some overlap with the major) and complete nine additional hours outside of the College of Business and Public Administration.

Course Credits
Business Core Courses
ACCT 041 - Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 042 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 195 - Business Strategy and Policy 3
BLAW 060 - Business Law I 3
BUS 001, 002, 003, 004, 005 - The Business Profession I-V 0
BUS 070 - Globalization 3
BUS 073 - Professional Verbal Communications 2
BUS 074 - Professional Written Communications 2
ECON 002 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
IS 044 - Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis 2
IS 075 - Information Technology and Business 3
FIN 101 - Corporate Finance 3
MATH 028 - Business Calculus (or higher) 3
MGMT 110 - Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 120 - Management of Operations 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
ACTS 131 - Introduction to Probability I, or
STAT 071 - Statistics I
3
ACTS 135 - Mathematical Statistics, or
STAT 072 - Statistics II
3
Economics Major Courses
ECON 002 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 010 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 170 - Introduction to Econometrics 3
ECON 173 - Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 174 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 190 - Seminar in Economics 3
Four additional economics courses numbered 100 or above 12
MATH 028 - Business Calculus, or
MATH 050 - Calculus I
3
4
STAT 071 - Statistics I 3
STAT 072 - Statistics II 3
Nine additional credits outside of the CBPA 9
TOTAL 96

Economics Joint Major Requirements

A joint major in Economics and a business subject is available to students in the College of Business and Public Administration. The requirements for the joint major are the same as the regular Economics major except that only two additional courses numbered 100 or above are required.

Course Credits
Business Core Courses
ACCT 041 - Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 042 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 195 - Business Strategy and Policy 3
BLAW 060 - Business Law I 3
BUS 001, 002, 003, 004, 005 - The Business Profession I-V 0
BUS 070 - Globalization 3
BUS 073 - Professional Verbal Communications 2
BUS 074 - Professional Written Communications 2
ECON 002 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
IS 044 - Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis 2
IS 075 - Information Technology and Business 3
FIN 101 - Corporate Finance 3
MATH 028 - Business Calculus (or higher) 3
MGMT 110 - Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 120 - Management of Operations 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
ACTS 131 - Introduction to Probability I, or
STAT 071 - Statistics I
3
ACTS 135 - Mathematical Statistics, or
STAT 072 - Statistics II
3
Courses Required for Economics Joint Major
ECON 010 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 170 - Introduction to Econometrics 3
ECON 173 - Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 174 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 190 - Seminar in Economics 3
Two additional ECON courses numbered 100 or higher 6
Completion of Courses Required for Other Discipline in Joint Major varies
TOTAL varies

 


Economics Minor Requirements

The economics minor requires 18 credits of economics and 3 credits of mathematics.

Candidates for the minor in economics must complete the following courses:

Course Credits
ECON 002 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 010 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 173 - Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis, or
ECON 174 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
3
3
Three additional ECON courses numbered 100 or higher 12
MATH 028 - Business Calculus, or
MATH 050 - Calculus I
3
4
TOTAL 24-25

It is recommended that candidates for the minor complete both ECON 173 and ECON 174.  The second course counts toward the three additional 100-level courses.

 

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