Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University

Academic Programs

Economics - BA or BS Degree




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The economics program combines the study of economic theory with a broad introductory look at business. Add in the soft skills acquired through classes in ethics, communication and leadership, and you have a degree like no other. The economics program also offers the practical business focus shared by all programs in the business college.
 
Our economics students go beyond studying supply and demand curves. They study economic theory and learn how to apply those theories as they analyze and solve relevant business problems. They learn how economics affects our whole world – from government and public policy, to banking, private industry, politics and labor relations.
 
Career Opportunities
The College of Business offers internship opportunities for students in all major areas of study, including economics. Internships allow students to expand their education and skills, receive exposure to real-life experiences, and enhance their career opportunities while earning academic credits. More than 50 local and/or national organizations sponsor internships for College of Business students.
 
The economics program at JU is designed to prepare the student for research and management careers in business and government. Graduates have gone on to successful careers with American Airlines, Florida Blue, Mutual of New York, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Internal Revenue Service, and Prudential Securities.
 
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Major Requirements
Students earning a BA or BS degree must take the Davis College of Business (DCOB) core courses in addition to the following courses:
  Code   Course                                                          Credit:              
 ECON 304 The Economics of Business Decisions       3
 ECON 305 Macroeconomic Analysis & Policy            3
 ECON 365  Survey of Modern Economics Thought   3
 ECON 455  Senior Seminar in Economics                     3
Additionally, students must take five (5) additional ECON courses numbered 300 or above for 15 additional credit hours.

Additional Requirements
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences degree and majoring in economics must take these business core courses:
 
Code Course Credit
 DSIM 301 Business Statistics or MATH 205 Elementary Statistic  3
 MGT 308 WI  Business Communications                                            3
 MGT 321 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business             3
 CS 150  Personal Productivity Using Technology                               3
 ECON 201  Principles of Macroeconomics                                          3
 ECON 202  Principles of Microeconomics                                           3
 MATH 112  Modern Applications of Mathematics                           3
                                                                                                Subtotal:     21
 
Students majoring in economics must earn a “C” or better in ECON 201, ECON 202, ECON 304, and ECON 305. ECON 304 and ECON 305 should be completed before a student has attained senior status.

Minor Requirements
A minor in economics consists of 12 credit hours of economic courses numbered above ECON 202, three (3) credit hours of which must be ECON 304 or ECON 305. The remaining nine (9) credit hours are chosen with the written approval of an economics faculty member.
 
Students minoring in economics must earn a “C” or better in ECON 201 and ECON 202. A course taken as part of a major cannot also be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor.
 
DCOB Core Requirements
These courses are to be taken during the freshman and sophomore year:
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
MGT 308 Business Communications WI/SI 5
MGT 321 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 1, 2, 5
DSIM 203 Applied Business & Econ Analysis 5
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 5
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 5
MATH 112 Modern App of Mathematics 4, 5
 
These courses should be taken only when student has attained junior status:
DSIM 301 Business Statistics
DSIM 305 Quantitative Business Methods
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 1
INB 303 Competing in the Global Environment
MGT 310 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
                 Skills
MGT 320 Leadership
DSIM 370 Management of Information Tech 1,3
MKG 301 Principles of Marketing 
 
These courses should be taken only when student has attained senior status:
DSIM 350 Project & Operations Management 1
MGT 432  Business Strategy Venture Dev 1   
 
1. Except  AVO majors
2. Except  AVM  majors
3. Accounting majors take ACCT 370 instead of
   DSIM 370.
4. MATH 112 or any higher-level mathematics (MATH) course that includes Calculus will fulfill this Core requirement.
5. A “C” (2.0) or better is required in each of the DCOB core courses in order to use these courses as part of the core requirement for all business majors.​