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Economics, B.B.A.

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Program Description

Economics is the study of business firms; the functioning of regional, national, and global markets; and the development of analytical techniques that aid in decision making and understanding market behavior. The primary focus is on problem definition, model development, data gathering and analysis, model solution, and report generation in the areas of consumer behavior, business behavior, price determination, resource allocation, production and distribution of goods and services, and policies that affect output, employment, income, trade, growth, and inflation. There is a broad range of intellectual challenges within the economics major. Branches of Economics overlap such diverse areas as politics, finance, history, international business, management, marketing, business operations, and psychology.

The program of study in economics prepares students for careers in management, marketing, business research, economic planning, and human resources with employers in industry, trade, banking, and government. Students are also well prepared for graduate study in economics, law, and business.

This program is a part of the Michael J. Coles College of Business .

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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admission Requirements

Admission to Coles B.B.A programs is separate from Admissions   to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the program requirements, outlined below.  In order to be able to take upper-division courses in Economics and graduate with an Economics B.B.A., students must successfully:

  • Meet Coles College Sophomore GPA Requirement,
  • Be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program. Admission to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. In addition, all business majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in all business courses counted toward their degree.

View the special admission, progression, and graduation requirements of the Coles College of Business.   

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the requirements outlined in Academic Policies 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION .


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Program Course Requirements

Core IMPACTS Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum  

Core IMPACTS Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

Students must take MATH 1111: College Algebra  or higher in Mathematics & Quantitative Skills. 

Major Requirements (33 Credit Hours)

Students must earn a “C” or better in these courses.

Major Electives (27 Credit Hours)

Students must earn a “C” or better in these courses.

Major Field Elective Course (3 Credit Hours)

Select 3 credit hours from the following list of courses:

Related Studies (9 Credit Hours)

Select 9 credit hours of 3000-4000 level coursework from the following prefixes: ACCT, BLAW, BUSA, ENTR, FIN, FTA, HMGT, INS, IS, ISA, MGT, MKTG, RE. ECON courses cannot be used here. A maximum of 9 credit hours in Economics Experiential Learning such as Internships and Co-ops may be used in this area. Experiential Learning cannot be used in any other area. See a Coles Staff Advisor before taking MGT courses - some MGT courses cannot be used in Related Studies.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

Guidance for Selecting Electives

Students should select electives after careful consideration of career and/or graduate school aspirations. Discussions with faculty are advisable.

If you are interested in Econometrics, ECON 4710 , MATH 3260 , and MATH 3332  are recommended to provide the core skills valuable in the workplace and as prerequisites to graduate studies.

Students planning on graduate studies in economics should also take Calculus II (MATH 2202 ), Calculus III (MATH 2203 ), and Ordinary Differential Equations (MATH 2306 ). However, all of these MATH courses will not fit within the 123 hours of the Economics degree.

If you are interested in business intelligence or business analytics, ECON 4870 , ECON 4810 , and ECON 4850  are recommended to provide the core skills valuable in the workplace and as prerequisites to graduate studies.

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