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Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Economics

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Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Economics

The curriculum in Economics will provide students with crucial skills in critical economic reasoning, analytics modeling, data analysis, strategic thinking to policy issues as well as international perspectives to make informed business decisions. Job availabilities for economics majors are greater than for most college majors. Top jobs for economics majors include actuary, compensation and benefits managers, credit analyst, economic consultant, financial analyst, and market research analyst.

Studying economics is also an excellent way to prepare for law school or further business training. The University of Michigan has indicated that “Economics majors are among the best prepared for our MBA program.” Some of the jobs held by IU South Bend economics alumni are Loan Office, International Banker, Stock Broker, City Attorney, Quality Improvement Director, Quality Control, Assistant VP of Community Bank, Information Technology Manager, Customer Service Manager, Systems Consultant, Vice President (Manufacturing), Assistant Professor, Banker, SEC Attorney, Bank Trust Department, and Investment Banker.

Academic Advising

The mission of the academic advising program in the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics is to promote academic success, student satisfaction, and increased retention by providing students with advisors to help students make educational, career, and personal decisions.

The policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and freshmen and sophomores are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to each semester’s enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all freshmen and sophomores prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see One.IU.

Degree Requirements
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Business degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300– or 400–level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Concentration Requirements (18 cr.)

Junior and Senior Years­­
  • ECON-E 305 Money and Banking
  • ECON-E 321 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON-E 322 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON-E 470 Introduction to Econometrics

Select two from the following:

  • ECON-E 304 Survey of Labor Economics
  • ECON-E 308 Survey of Public Finance
  • ECON-E 430 International Economics

Electives­­ (18 cr.)

Students will consult with an academic advisor for recommended electives.

See also

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.