2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 14, 2021  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Business Economics [BUSE]


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The major in business economics leads to the award of the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science. The major 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.

Career Potential

  • Economic consultant
  • Management
  • Entrepreneur
  • Policy analyst

A. Required Core in Economics: 21 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.

Select One:


C. Elective Courses: 12 credit hours


The requirements for this section may be met by either:


A semester of study abroad or

12 credit hours of MGT 456: Co-op Education/Internship in Management or

12 credit hours to be divided 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: 124


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.

First Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16-17


  • Foreign language
  • GE course
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours:15-16


  • GE course
  • GE course
  • Elective

Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16


  • GE course
  • GE course

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • GE course
  • Elective

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • GE course
  • Elective or minor

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • GE course
  • ECO elective
  • Elective
  • Elective or minor

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • ECO elective
  • ECO elective
  • Elective or minor
  • Elective or minor
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • Internship or ECO elective
  • Elective/minor
  • Elective/minor
  • Elective

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