Wright State University 2005-2006Undergraduate Catalog
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Degrees and Areas of

Student Organizations

Finance and Financial

Information Systems
  and Operations

Marketing and
  International Business


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


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

Business Core Requirements


Economics Major Requirements


EC 301


EC 315


EC 317


EC 319


EC 409


Economics Electives


Business Electives


Nonbusiness Electives


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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