2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 22, 2020  
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Economics [BUSE]


The major in business economics leads to the award of the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science. This major in the Economics Department  is unique among SUNY institutions in its emphasis on the development of both technical and analytical skills in a strong liberal arts context.

Students may focus on one of the four concentrations described below or may choose a different combination of electives which will provide them with a broad perspective of important issues.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the basic principles of micro and macroeconomics.
  2. Understand and apply the basic principles of management.
  3. Understand and utilize graphs, spreadsheets, and/or other basic quantitative techniques employed in the field.
  4. Gather relevant information, evaluate it critically and communicate it effectively in written and oral forms.
  5. Compare and evaluate contending economic policy debates at the local, national and/or international level.

Career Potential

  • Economic consultant
  • Management
  • Entrepreneur
  • Policy analyst

Economics Department Course Retake Policy

  • For the purpose of this policy, "course" refers to any course offered by the Economics Department that is used to satisfy the requirements of any major or minor offered by the department (economics [ECO], management [MGT]).
  • A student may repeat a course to replace a failing grade, grade of X, indicating withdrawal from course, or to improve the student's grade point average when the first enrollment resulted in a passing grade.
  • A student may enroll in a course twice. A third or subsequent enrollment in that course shall be with the approval of the Economics Department only and contingent upon available space in the course after all student registration occurs.

A. Required Core in Economics: 24 credit hours


Note: A minimum grade of C in the foundational classes (ECO 105, ECO 110 and ECO 111) is required for all economics and business economics majors before taking upper-level courses that require any of these foundational classes as prerequisites.

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C. Elective Courses: 12 credit hours


Select 12 credit hours from among the following three broad perspective categories as described below:

Three additional credit hours in any one of the above categories


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the bachelor's degree in Business Economics over four years


This is just a model and does not reflect the expectations for all of our programs.

Link to General Education (GE ); Link to Foreign Language  

Total credit hours for semester: 16


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


  • (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO elective/concentration (3 cr. hr.)
    GE course (4 r. hr.)
    GE course (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 16


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 13