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Economics - B.B.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.   MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  ECON 32040 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and Applications 3
    32041 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 3
ELR   32050 Applied Econometrics 3 3
WIC   42191 Senior Seminar in Economics 2 3
    3/4xxxx ECON elective 12
Type Course Title Credits
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
    23021 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
  BUS 10123 Exploring Business 7 3
    30061 Business Professional Practices1 1
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KAD   22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  ENG 30061 Writing in Business 7 2
  FIN 26074 Legal Environment of Business 3
    36053 Business Finance 3
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
KAD   11012
Intuitive Calculus (3)
or Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5) 1
  MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
    24056 Fundamentals of Business Statistics 6 3
    24163 Principles of Management 3
    34060 Operations Management 3
    44285 Integrated Business Policy and Strategy 3
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences 3
  General Electives (minimum 3 upper-division credit hours) 4 20

1. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in economics are encouraged to take MATH 12002 and 12003 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I and II and other mathematical and statistics courses. Economics majors are strongly encouraged to take MATH 11012 or 11022 (or MATH 12002).
2. A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
3. Interested students with the appropriate prerequisites may want to take—with departmental approval—MATH 40011 Introduction to Probability Theory and Applications and MATH 40012 Introduction to Statistical Concepts instead of MIS 24056 and ECON 32050.
4. Students may take or use any course at any level as long as the minimum 39-hour requirement for upper-division courses is satisfied for graduation with a B.B.A. Exceptions: Maximum 4 credit hours of physical education activity (PEB) courses and maximum 4 credit hours for courses in applied music and music ensembles (MUS courses with a second digit of 5, 6 or 7) combined may be counted toward the 120-total hour or 39-upper-division-hour graduation requirement. General elective courses may be selected from any area and at any level provided students do not go over the PEB, applied music and ensemble music restriction and they satisfy the 39 hour upper-division requirements. A minor (business or non-business) is encouraged. There is no limit on other music coursework. Any other exceptions must be approved by the assistant dean. A major in economics also is offered in the College of Arts and Sciences.
5. A student changing to the College of Business Administration or transferring may be waived out of BUS 10123 Exploring Business if:

  • 30 or more hours have been earned and any two classes (from ACCT 23020, ACCT 23021, FIN 26074, MIS 24163, MKTG 25010 or MIS 24053) have successfully been completed.
  • 60 or more hours have been earned and the student has completed one course from (ACCT 23020, ACCT 23021, FIN 26074, MIS 24163, MKTG 25010 or MIS 24053)
  • At the discretion of the Dean's Office, the student has sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge in a business field (as demonstrated by a CLEP exam or Credit by Exam) but does not meet the requirements listed above.

6. If a student has taken MATH 10041 Elementary Probability and Statistics they may use it in place of MIS 24056.
7. BUS 30061 and ENG 30061 should be taken concurrently. Students who have transferred ENG 30063 from another institution may use it as a substitute for ENG 30061.