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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Economics

Dr. Michael Bognanno, Chair


Dr. William Holmes, Advisor
Office: Ritter Annex 804
215-204-8175
wholmes@temple.edu

www.cla.temple.edu/economics/


Economics is the study of how we allocate resources among alternative uses to satisfy our wants. Virtually all of the public and personal issues which confront us today have an important economic component. For this reason, the economic way of thinking plays a valuable role in helping us make sense of the complex world in which we live. In addition, the study of economics is excellent preparation for a wide range of careers. Economics majors with bachelor's degrees are well prepared to be managers in both the public and private sectors. Training in economics also provides a solid basis for professional study in law, business, public administration, and the health sciences.


The Temple Economics Society is the student professional organization for economics majors and is open to all students interested in economics. Economics majors may also become members of Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the National Honor Society, if they meet the admissions requirements of the organization. For more information, please contact Dr. William Holmes at wholmes@temple.edu or phone 215-204-8175.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students starting in academic year 2013-2014 and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

Note that students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

 

College Requirements

In addition to completing the economics courses required of all students in the Fox School of Business and Management, majors in economics must fulfill the additional requirements listed below as well as meet College Graduation Requirements. Students must attain at least a 2.0 GPA in their major and 2.0 GPA overall in order to graduate. Use the major GPA calculator at www.fox.temple.edu/cms_academics/dept/advising/ to calculate the GPA in the major.

 

Major Requirements for new students

Students must follow the Major Requirements and College Requirements current at the time of declaration. Students not continuously enrolled who have not been approved for a Leave of Absence or study elsewhere must follow University, College, and Major requirements current at the time of re-enrollment.

Suggested Sequence for new students

 

Requirements of Economics Major

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Economics 3501 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 3  
Economics 3502 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3  
Economics 3598^ Economics Writing Seminar 3 WI
         
Select one:     3  
Economics 3563^^ International Trade    
Economics 3564^^ International Monetary Economics    
         
Select three Economics electives from the following: 9  
Economics 3503 Introduction to Econometrics    
Economics 3504 Mathematical Economics    
Economics 3506 Energy, Ecology, and Economy
(no credit if Economics 3596 is taken)
   
Economics 3507 Health Economics
(no credit if Economics 3597 is taken)
   
Economics 3511 The Economics & Management of Privatization    
Economics 3512 Public Finance    
Economics 3513 Economics of State & Local Governments    
Economics 3521 Economics of Risk & Uncertainty    
Economics 3522 Economic Theory of Networks    
Economics 3531 History of Economic Theory    
Economics 3532 Economic History of the United States    
Economics 3535 Public Control of Business: Antitrust    
Economics 3536 Economics of American Industry    
Economics 3537 Comparative Economic Systems    
Economics 3538 Managerial Economics    
Economics 3539 Economics of Socialist Countries    
Economics 3541 The Economics of Sports    
Economics 3542 Economics of the Arts and Culture    
Economics 3543 Law and Economics    
Economics 3544 Computer-Based Modeling    
Economics 3545 Economics of Labor Markets    
Economics 3546 Women in the Economy    
Economics 3547 Economics of Development & Growth    
Economics 3548 Behavioral Economics
(no credit if Economics 3696 is taken)
   
Economics 3563 International Trade
(if not taken to meet requirement above)
   
Economics 3564 International Monetary Economics
(if not taken to meet requirement above)
   
Economics 3571 Money and Banking    
Economics 3580 Special Topics    
Economics 3582 Independent Study    
Economics 3596 Energy, Ecology, and Economy
(no credit if Economics 3506 is taken)
  WI
Economics 3597 Health Economics
(no credit if Economics 3507 is taken)
  WI
Economics 3682 Independent Study    
Economics 3900 Honors Topics in Economics    
Economics 3999 Honors Thesis I    
Economics 4999 Honors Thesis II    
Subtotal     21  
         
^ This major capstone is usually taken in the final semester, and all prerequisites must be met.
^^ Economics 3563 or 3564 replaces International Business 3101 (Fundamentals of International Business) in the upper division foundation. This course is not calculated in the major GPA.
NOTE: Courses in Economics not included above can be taken as free electives for the degree.

 

Suggested Sequence of Economics Major

Please note that this sequence is suggested only, ensuring prerequisites are met. Students' academic sequences may differ based on individual academic plans.

 

Semester I - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 1001 Pre-Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles 3  
Human Resource Management 1101 Leadership & Organizational Management 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester II - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 1102 Calculus for Business 3  
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles 3  
Legal Studies 1101 Legal Environment of Business 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3-4  
Subtotal     15-16  
 
Semester III - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Statistics 2103 Business Statistics
{waives GenEd GQ requirement}
4  
Accounting 2101 Financial Accounting 3  
Management Information Systems 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester IV - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 3  
Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 3  
Business Administration 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
Business Administration 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
Risk Management & Insurance 2101 Introduction to Risk Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Semester V - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Finance 3101 Financial Management 3  
Management Science/Operations Management 3101 Operations Management 3  
Business Administration 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
Economics 3501
 or
3502
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
    or
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VI - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Business Administration 3103 Integrative Business Applications 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 3  
Economics 3501
 or
3502
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
    or
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
3  
Economics 3563
 or
3564
International Trade
    or
International Monetary Economics
3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VII - Fall
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Business Administration 4101 Global Business Policies 3  
Economics 35xx+ choose from courses listed above 3  
Economics 35xx+ choose from courses listed above 3  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Semester VIII - Spring
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Economics 3598 Economics Writing Seminar 3 WI
Economics 35xx+ choose from courses listed above 3  
Free Elective     3-4  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15-16  
         
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Economics: 124  

 

Accelerated 3 Year BBA

Motivated students can accelerate their BBA program to finish in 3 years. Please see the suggested sequence.

Minor

Students in any college who wish to understand basic business foundations and how the impact of economics affects public and personal issues may want to minor in Economics. Courses cannot be used to meet minor requirements if already used to meet the requirements for a major or a different minor. Please see the requirements for this minor on the Business Minors & Certificates page.

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