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Bachelor of Science in Business Economics
Business Economics is a specialized area of economics that uses economic analysis to make strategic business and management decisions. Armstrong’s Business Economics degree emphasizes workforce development firmly informed by a liberal arts education and provides an opportunity for students to gain practical business skills and develop complex practical reasoning. This degree prepares graduates for a knowledge-based economy that relies on creativity and critical thinking while providing the quantitative skills essential for the analysis of business problems.
- Develop strong communication skills necessary for today’s business world
- Sharpen specialized skills in both business and an area of your choice, making any career goal attainable
- Create a customized skill set that is both desired and unique in the workforce
Program of Study
A. General Requirements - 64 hours
Core Areas A, B, C, D.II.a, E and F - 60 hours
*Elementary Statistics required in area D.3
- Physical Education - 3 hours
- First-Year Seminar- 1 hour
B. Courses Related to Major - 30 hours
- Students will take a variety of business and economics courses (refer to downloadable Program of Study for a complete list of courses)
C. Additional Requirements - 30 hours
- Students will strengthen their communication skills through writing and oral communication courses
- Ethics courses will develop the skills needed to navigate today’s work environment
- A chosen minor will give students specialized skills making them marketable in the career field of their choice
- A senior capstone experience will allow students to combine their business economics knowledge with the specialized training in their chosen minor
Total Semester Hours - 124 hours
Why does this program require a minor?
Requiring students to pursue a minor allows them to apply their business skills to a specific field of interest. For instance, a student with a major in Business Economics and a minor in Theater will be better prepared to oversee theater operations as compared to a student of business without a minor. Other minors, such as in Health Science prepares students for management positions in a wide variety of non-profit or other organizations by providing meaningful contextual background and disciplinary knowledge.