Management Economics Major: A minimum of 14 units consisting of the following:

  • Required Courses: 9 minimum units
    • ECON 110, ECON 251, ECON 252, ECON 255, or ECON 259; ACCT 217; BUS 210; BUS 280 (0.5 unit); either BUS 331 (0.5 unit) or BUS 361; either ECON or BUS 499; and MATH 105 or MATH 230 or PSYC 210. A grade of C- or better in ECON 499 or BUS 499 is required. It is recommended that the statistics course be completed by the end of the sophomore year, as it is a prerequisite for ECON 251 and ECON 252.

Students can choose to complete either BUS 331 Core Financial Concepts (0.5 unit) or BUS 361 Financial Management (1.0 unit). Credit is not earned for both.

Students must take a senior seminar, either ECON 499 or BUS 499. If students take more than one, the second seminar can be used to meet an elective requirement. (499R is always an elective and does not qualify to meet the senior seminar requirement.) Students must pre-register for senior seminars in the Economics Department spring semester of their junior year.

  • Elective Courses: 5 minimum upper-level units (numbered 250 or above)
    • Management Elective courses: Two units of upper-level management electives.
      • One unit of management courses from ACCT 341, ACCT 348; BUS 264, BUS 269, BUS 300.1, BUS 300.6, BUS 320, BUS 340, BUS 345, BUS 363, BUS 410, BUS 425, BUS 462, BUS 476, BUS 490, BUS 491, BUS 495, BUS 499, or HONS 300.7.  No more than one accounting course can be used. If ACCT 341 or ACCT 348 is used for the Accounting major or minor, they cannot be used in completion of the management elective requirement.
      • Advanced course: One unit of management courses from BUS 410, BUS 425, BUS 462, or BUS 476.
    • Economics Elective courses: Two upper-level Economics (ECON) units. Of these two units, at least one must be an Advanced ECON course, with the remaining units from any other ECON courses.  (NOTE: If both ECON 255 and ECON 259 are taken, one will serve as the required course, and the other may be used as one of the electives.)
      • Advanced course (an Advanced Course is one that has ECON 252 as a prerequisite): ECON 372, ECON 375, ECON 378, ECON 385, or ECON 387.
    • General Elective: One additional upper-level unit of the student’s choice from either Management or Economics, after consultation with the Department Chair.
    • International Courses: Of the five elective courses, one must have an international emphasis. Qualifying courses include ECON 282, ECON 345, ECON 353, ECON 370, and ECON 372; BUS 345 and BUS 476. This course may also be used toward fulfillment of the other elective categories (Management, Economics, or General), noted above.

A maximum of two units from ECON or BUS 490A, BUS 490B, BUS 491, BUS 495, and BUS 499R may count toward the Management Economics major. Only one unit of ECON 495 or BUS 495 may be counted.

Recommended: English 310 and MATH 110 for those considering graduate work in management.