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College of Business Administration
Department of Economics
Room 480, Business Administration Building
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics equips students with a variety of skills sought by employers, including conceptualizing and solving problems; locating, organizing and using relevant information; and analytical ability. In their junior year, students learn microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and take an econometrics class to learn basic analytical skills. Students then take a series of electives that deal with vital current topics relevant to many careers in which these theories and skills are applied, such as our financial and banking system; the economic relations between the United States and foreign countries; government spending and taxation policies; the U.S. health system and policy options. During their senior year, students take a capstone course that utilizes and applies the theory, skills and institutional knowledge learned in the program.
Economists held about 14,600 jobs in 2008. Government employed 53 percent of economists, in a wide range of agencies, with 31 percent in Federal Government and 22 percent in State and local government. The remaining jobs were spread throughout private industry, particularly in scientific research and development services and management, scientific, and technical consulting services. A number of economists combine a full-time job in government, academia, or business with part-time or consulting work in another setting.
General Admissions for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.
Minimum 121 total credit hours and 39 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.250 GPA overall and 2.250 GPA in major required for graduation.
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There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of International Affairs.
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