Wright State University 2005-2006Undergraduate Catalog
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Economics

Professors Blair, Eisenhauer (chair), Fichtenbaum, Olson, Osborne, Premus, Sav, Traynor
Associate Professors Dung, Hopkins

Assistant Professors Naidu, Todorova
Lecturer Endres

"Economics" comes from the Greek oikos, meaning "house," and nemein, meaning "to manage." Economics is the social science that studies how people manage their resources. In modern economics this includes an individual deciding how to use her time; a family managing its budget; a small business controlling its costs; a cultural organization planning its priorities; a city balancing a tight budget with demands for services; a large company working to control the cost of health insurance for its employees; a national government fighting unemployment, poverty, or inflation; and the world community reducing air emissions of mercury and climate-altering greenhouse gases.

The economics program equips students to pursue careers in business and government and prepares them for graduate study in economics, business, or law. Our graduates have achieved success as executives in a wide variety of industries and are employed as professional economists in such diverse areas as urban economics, workforce and training analysis, business forecasting, school finance consulting, evaluation of health and delivery systems, budget analysis, market consulting, government planning, banking, and statistical analysis. Some of our graduates continue their education in our master's program in social and applied economics.

The program outlined here is designed to give our students both the background that will broaden their future options and the specific skills necessary to apply economic ideas. This includes the ability to express economic ideas clearly and concisely.

Departmental faculty advisors are available to all students who need advice about formulating and reaching career goals, as well as making decisions about elective courses.

Degree Requirements - Business Economics

Bachelor of Science in Business Degree
The program in economics requires a minimum of 187 credit hours. A minimum of 40 credit hours in economics is required.

General Education Requirements

61


Required Substitutions:
Area I: MTH 228
Area III: EC 204, 205
Area VI: EC 290 or FIN205

Business Core Requirements

66


Economics Major Requirements

60


EC 301

4

EC 315

4

EC 317

4

EC 319

4

EC 409

4

Economics Electives

20


Business Electives

8


Nonbusiness Electives

12


Total 187

Scheduling, prerequisite, and elective information is available in 110 Rike Hall and on the Raj Soin College of Business Web site at http://www.wright.edu/business/.

 
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