Business Economics, B.A.
The Business Economics major is for students seeking a business orientation in their study of economics. It does not replicate the traditional undergraduate business school curriculum. Instead, it offers a more tightly focused curriculum that is guided by the rigorous logic and integrative perspective of economics.
NOTE: Students may complete only one of the three Economics majors.
Freshmen: Preference will be given to those who rank among the highest using the selection criteria as stated in the Undergraduate Admissions section of this Catalogue.
Transfer Student Applicants: Transfer applicants with the highest grades overall who satisfactorily complete course prerequisites will be given preference for admission. All applicants must complete one course in microeconomics, one course in macroeconomics, and two semesters/two quarters of approved first-year calculus. Applicants interested in the major of Quantitative Economics must also complete one quarter/one semester of approved linear algebra.
Change of Major: Information about change-of-major requirements, procedures, and policies is available in the School of Social Sciences Undergraduate Student Affairs Office and at the UCI Change of Major Criteria website.
Departmental Requirements for the Major in Business Economics
The Business Economics major is for students seeking a business orientation in their study of economics. It does not replicate the traditional undergraduate business school curriculum. Instead, it offers a more tightly focused curriculum that is guided by the rigorous logic and integrative perspective of economics. University and School requirements must be met and must include 19 courses as specified below.
|ECON 20A- 20B||Basic Economics I |
and Basic Economics II
|ECON 15A- 15B||Probability and Statistics in Economics I |
and Probability and Statistics in Economics II
|ECON 25||The Economics of Accounting Decisions|
|MATH 2A- 2B||Single-Variable Calculus |
and Single-Variable Calculus
|ECON 100A- 100B- 100C||Intermediate Economics I |
and Intermediate Economic II
and Intermediate Economic III
|ECON 122A- 122B||Applied Econometrics I |
and Applied Econometrics II
|C. Seven additional Economics courses, including at least four four-unit upper-division courses. 1|
Two of the electives must be selected from following business electives list:
|The Economics of Risk and Uncertainty|
|Introduction to Financial Investments|
|Mathematics of Finance|
|Industrial Organization I|
|Money and Banking|
|International Trade and Commercial Policy|
And two of the electives must be selected from the following management electives list:
|Economics of Law|
|Economics of Strategy|
|Labor Economics and Human Resources I|
|Economics of International Business|
|D. A maximum of three four-unit courses selected from ECON 190–199 may be counted toward the major.|
It is strongly recommended that students satisfy the upper-division writing requirement with one of the Economics electives.
Undergraduates in any of the three Economics majors may complete the Honors Program in Economics. Entry into the program requires a 3.4 GPA or better in upper-division Economics courses and an overall GPA of 3.2 or better. Undergraduates hoping to enter the program must apply no later than the spring quarter of their junior year. Students in the Honors Program must complete an honors thesis and the two-quarter Economics Honors Colloquium (ECON H190A-ECON 190BW; satisfies the upper-division writing requirement).
|ECON 20A||ECON 20B||Intro. Soc. Sci. course|
|MATH 2A||MATH 2B||ECON 25|
|Lower-Division Writing||Lower-Division Writing||General Education|
|ECON 15A||ECON 15B||ECON 122A|
|ECON 100A||ECON 100B||ECON 100C|
|SOC SCI 3A||Intro. Soc. Sci. course||General Education|
|General Education||General Education||General Education|
|ECON 122B||U-D Econ. course||U-D Econ. course|
|U-D Econ. course||General Education||General Education|
|U-D Econ. course||Electives||Electives|
|U-D Econ. course||U-D Econ. course||U-D Econ. course|