Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University

Curriculum

Economics




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A major in economics prepares the student for research and management careers in business and government. It is an excellent preparation for advanced studies in business and public administration, international relations, and law. The course work equips the student with a practical understanding of economic and social problems and analytical skills to solve them.

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.

A minor in economics is a valuable complement for any of the major degree programs offered by the College of Business. It is also recommended for students majoring in history, political science, sociology, and public administration.

 

Career Opportunities:
The Davis 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.

 

Degrees Offered

There are two (2) bachelor degrees offered in Economics:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences (BA/BS) in Economics

The BBA degree in Economics is intended for students who desire a business degree focused on applied economics. Students who pursue this degree take a broad array of business courses in addition to their economics coursework. The BA/BS degree in Economics is designed for students who want to study the subject from a social sciences perspective. Students may choose elective courses from any area, such as political science, history, geography, international studies, sociology, or humanities.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Economics

Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and majoring in economics must take the Davis College of Business Core courses. In addition, they must take the following courses:

Courses Course Credit
ECON 304 The Economics of Business Decisions 3
ECON 305 Macroeconomics Analysis & Policy 3

ECON 450 Applied Economics Analysis

ECON xxx Economics Electives (2)^

XXXX 300 Business Elective (1)*

3

6

3

Total: 18

Economics Electives^

Courses Course Credit
ECON 307 Comparative Economics Development 3
ECON 310 Money & Banking  3 
ECON 381 Economics Policy Analysis  3 
ECON 410 The Economics of Globalization    3
Total: 6

*The one business elective course numbered 300 or above from outside the Davis College of Business core and Economics major requirements.

An optional course selection is ECON 455 which may not be taken as part of the required 15 credits for the major but is required for departmental honors.

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.

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences Degree (BA/BS) in Economics

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences degree and majoring in economics must take these business core courses:

Courses Course Credit
DSIM 301 Business Statistics
or MATH 205 Elementary Statistics
3-4
MGT 308WI 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
Total: 21-22

Additionally, students must take five (5) ECON courses from the following list:

Courses Course Credit
ECON 301 Labor Economics 3
ECON 307 Comparative Economic Development 3
ECON 381 Economic Policy Analysis 3
ECON 404 Current Economic Issues 3
ECON 410 The Economics of Globalization 3
ECON 450 Applied Economics Analysis 3
ECON 480 Special Topics in Economics 3
Total: 15

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.​

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