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  Academic Programs / Business & Management

Economics

Dr. William Stull, Chair
Dr. William Holmes, Advisor
Office: Ritter Annex 804
215-204-8175
william.holmes@temple.edu

www.sbm.temple.edu/dept/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 william.holmes@temple.edu or phone 215-204-8175

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

New freshmen starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.

New transfer students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum.

College Requirements

In addition to completing the economics courses required of all students in the Fox School of Business and Management (for freshmen: 1101 and 1102; for transfer students: 1101, 1102, and one upper-division course other than 3581), 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.sbm.temple.edu/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.

Major Requirements for Freshmen

Major Requirements for Transfers

 

Requirements of Economics Major - for freshmen only 

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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 at the 3500+ level or higher: 9  
Economics 3500+ Excluding Economics 3581
(Co-op Experience in Economics)
   
Subtotal     21  
         
^ This major capstone is taken in the final semester and all prerequisites must be met.
NOTE: All economics majors are waived from the college requirement of International Business Administration 3101.

 

Requirements of Economics Major - for transfer students only  

Required courses       
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Economics 3501 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 3  
Economics 3502 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3  
         
Select one:     3  
Economics
Economics
Economics
3596
3597
3598
Energy, Ecology, & Economy
Health Economics
Economics Writing Seminar
  WI
WI
WI
         
Select two electives at the 3500+ level or above: 6  
Economics  3500+ Excluding Economics 3581 (Co-op Experience in Economics)    
         
Select one:     0-3  
Accounting
Economics*
3526
3544
Accounting Information Systems
Computer-Based Modeling
   
         
Select one International course: 0-3  
Economics
Economics
Finance
Finance
GSM
HR MGMT
Law S.B.M.
Marketing
3563**
3564**
3551
3552
3566
3565
3562
3553
International Trade
International Monetary Economics
International Financial Markets
International Financial Management
Global Strategic Management
International Human Resource Mgmt
International Law
International Marketing
   
         
Economics*** 3500+ Any 3500+ level Economics courses, excluding Economics 3581.  3  
Business Electives**** 2500+ Select one to three from business departments 2500+ 3-9  
Subtotal       27  

*Accounting 3526 or Economics 3544 will fill the technology requirement for the Economics major. Economics 3544 will also fill one of the two electives in Economics.

**If Economics 3563 or 3564 is chosen to satisfy the International requirement, you will also have satisfied one of the 3500+ Economics elective requirements, and you will need to take an additional business elective.

***This course meets the Economics 3500+ requirement that is part of the Fox School of Business core.

****The number of business electives required depends on what courses are chosen to satisfy the technology and international areas.

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