Business Economics is a specialized area of economics that uses economic analysis to make strategic business and management decisions. Armstrong’s Bachelor of Science in Business Economics degree emphasizes workforce development, firmly informed by a liberal arts education and provides an opportunity for students to gain practical business skills and develop complex practical reasoning. This degree prepares graduates for a knowledge-based economy that relies on creativity and critical thinking, while providing the quantitative skills essential for the analysis of business problems.
This degree will provide:
- Foundation in business
- Development of analytical ability
- Communication and leadership skills
- Specialized application of business expertise
Program of Study
A. General Requirements - 64 hours
- Core Areas A, B, C, D.I, E and F - 60 hours
*Elementary Statistics required in area D.3
- Physical Education - 3 hours
- First-Year Seminar- 1 hour
B. Courses Related to Major - 30 hours
- Students will take a variety of business and economics courses. Refer to downloadable Program of Study for a complete list of courses.
C. Additional Requirements - 30 hours
- Students will strengthen their communication skills through writing and oral communication courses.
- Ethics courses will develop the skills needed to navigate today’s work environment.
- A chosen minor will give students specialized skills making them marketable in the career field of their choice.
- A senior capstone experience will allow students to combine their business economics knowledge with the specialized training in their chosen minor.
Total Semester Hours - 124 hours
Why does this program require a minor?
The Bachelor of Science in Business Economics blends knowledge of economics with business skills and offers students an option to make their degree unique to their intended career goals by requiring a minor. For instance, a student with a major in Business Economics and a minor in Theater will be better prepared to oversee theater operations, as compared to a student of business without a minor. Other minors, such as in Health Science, prepare students for management positions in a wide variety of nonprofit or other organizations by providing meaningful contextual background and disciplinary knowledge.