Business Economics

Degree:Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
Major:Business Economics
Specializations:Comprehensive Economics
Global Economics
Minor:Business Economics
Department:Building 53, Room 120E
(850) 474-2652
CIP Code:52.0601
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The B.S.B.A. in Business Economics is an included program in the University's accreditation by AACSB International.

The B.S.B.A. in Business Economics is for students interested in economics as it applies to business and government organizations. The program provides students with a comprehensive view of the area of economics in business, allowing them to apply a set of analytical tools to understand the interrelations between the economy and the business environment under different market conditions.

Economics majors develop technical and analytical skills needed for policy oriented decisions in local and global markets, often based on analysis of fundamental resource allocations issues. Economists work in a broad range of areas that include in-depth inquiries, including the following: business strategy (Should we expand into a new market?); societal policies (What is the best way to fight environmental pollution?); and global issues (What rules should govern trade among nations?). Further inquires are conducted into how trade is affected by the elimination of tariffs and quotas. Students in the B.S.B.A. in Economics actively participate in small projects, such as data analysis and forecasting, intended to provide them with hands-on experience in managerial decision making. Specific topics include healthcare, crime, finance, production, international trade, labor, taxation, politics, the environment, pricing strategies, regulation and deregulation, data analysis and forecasting, and many others.

Many Economics graduates choose to attend graduate school, thereby enhancing their career opportunities. A major in Economics provides outstanding preparation for the M.B.A. degree, and an Economics degree is regarded as an excellent background to study Law or to pursue a Master’s in Economics.

Economics students may choose from the following specializations: Comprehensive Economics and Global Economics.

Program Requirements

In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the B.S.B.A. in Economics must meet the requirements listed below. A minimum course grade of “C” is required in all College of Business prerequisites, major, and major-related courses.

Students should consult their academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites.

College of Business BSBA Core

All students pursuing a BSBA major in the College of Business must complete each of the following BSBA core courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

BUL 3130Legal Environment of Business3
FIN 3403Managerial Finance3
GEB 3213Writing for Business: Theory and Practice3
GEB 3453Business Ethics and Stakeholder Management3
GEB 4361International Business3
ISM 3011e-Business Systems Fundamentals3
MAN 3025Management Fundamentals3
MAN 3504Operations Management3
MAN 4720Strategic Management3
MAR 3023Marketing Fundamentals3
Total Hours30

College of Business Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy

The College of Business at the University of West Florida is accredited by AACSB International, the highest level of accreditation available to a college or school of business.  As such, the College believes that it is in the student's best interest to take all junior/senior level BSBA Core, Major, and Major-related courses at UWF.  These courses are typically taught by academically or professionally qualified faculty members as defined in the College's policy on faculty qualifications.

Undergraduate transfer credit for degree programs in the College of Business is awarded consistent with specifications in the UWF Catalog  and the requirements of Florida's Common Numbering System.

Normally, the College will not accept transfer credits for courses completed more than 15 years prior to the date of the request for acceptance of the transfer credits.

Normally, the College of Business will not accept transfer credits as equivalent to UWF 3000/4000 level business-related courses from institutions not accredited by AACSB International.

Students should seek guidance from their College of Business academic advisors on these matters.