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Economics

Dr. Michael Bognanno, Chair


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

www.temple.edu/cla/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 new students starting in academic year 2011-2012 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.sbm.temple.edu/advising to calculate the GPA in the major.

 

Major Requirements for new students

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 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.
^^ 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.

 

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  
HRM 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  
IH 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  
MIS 2101 Information Systems in Organizations 3  
IH 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  
BA 2101 Professional Development Strategies 1  
BA 2196 Business Communications 3 WI
RMI 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  
MSOM 3101 Operations Management 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx GenEd Breadth Course 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
BA 3102 Business Society & Ethics 3  
BA 3103 Integrative Business Applications 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
BA 4101 Global Business Policies 3  
Economics 3500+ 3500 level elective, excluding 3581 3  
Economics 3500+ 3500 level elective, excluding 3581 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 3500+ 3500 level elective, excluding 3581 3  
Free Elective     3-4  
Free Elective     3  
Free Elective     3  
Subtotal     15-16  
         
Total credits for the B.B.A. in Economics: 124  

 

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. Please see the requirements for this minor on the Business Minors & Certificates page.

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