Economics and Business

Major: Economics and Business
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 45.0603
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9199

About the Program

The combined major in Economics and Business provides the student with the foundational skills of data analysis in economics and the functional fields of business. It includes a range of elective courses in both fields and overall flexibility that allow the student to build on those skills in the direction of their own interests.

Degree Requirements

University Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *1.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
General Education Courses
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
One course in BIO, CHEM, ENVS or PHYS3.0
Once course in PHIL, PSY, SOC, HIST, or PSCI3.0
CS 150Computer Science Principles3.0
or CS 171 Computer Programming I
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
BSAN 160Business Analytics and Data Visualization4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Business Electives20.0
Choose 20 credits of business courses--at least 12 must be numbered 300 or higher
Economics Requirements
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
ECON 250Game Theory and Applications4.0
ECON 301Microeconomics4.0
ECON 321Macroeconomics4.0
ECON 330Managerial Economics4.0
or ECON 338 Industrial Organization
ECON 350 [WI] Applied Econometrics4.0
ECON 360Time Series Econometrics4.0
or ECON 370 Experiments and Causality in Economics
Economics Electives16.0
Choose four of the following:
Survey of Economic Policy
Economics of Small Business
Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems
Economic Ideas
Managerial Economics
International Macroeconomics
Public Finance
Labor Economics
Industrial Organization
Economic Development
Mathematical Economics
Resource and Environmental Economics
Money and Banking
Time Series Econometrics
Health Economics
Behavioral Economics
Topics in Behavioral Economics
Experiments and Causality in Economics
Special Topics in ECON
Multinational Corporations
International Trade
International Money and Finance
Regional Studies in Economic Policies and International Business
Seminar in International Business
Sport Economics
Capstone
ECON 322 [WI] Economics Seminar4.0
or MGMT 450 Strategy and Competitive Advantage
Free electives51.0
Total Credits184.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

5 Year 3 Coop

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0ACCT 115 or BSAN 1604.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0COOP 101***1.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0MATH 1024.0CS 150 or 1713.0 
MATH 1014.0ECON elective *4.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
UNIV B1011.0 ECON elective **4.0 
Social Sciences or Philosophy3.0   
 16 15 15 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BSAN 160 or ACCT 1154.0COM 2703.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ECON 3014.0ECON 3214.0  
MKTG 2014.0ECON 3504.0  
STAT 2014.0OPM 2004.0  
 16 15 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 3604.0ORGB 3004.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
FIN 3014.0Business Elective 4.0  
Science elective3.0Free electives7.0  
ECON 2504.0   
 15 15 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 330 or 3384.0ECON Elective4.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ECON elective4.0Business Elective4.0  
Business elective4.0Free electives6.0  
Free elective3.0   
 15 14 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0Free electives11.0ECON 322 or MGMT 4504.0 
Business elective4.0Business Elective4.0Free electives10.0 
Free electives10.0   
 15 15 14 
Total Credits 180

4 Year 1 Coop

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ENGL 1023.0COOP 101***1.0 
ENGL 1013.0MATH 1024.0CS 150 or 1713.0 
OR ENGL 111ECON elective *4.0ENGL 1033.0 
MATH 1014.0 ECON elective **4.0 
UNIV B1011.0   
PHIL or Social Science elective3.0   
 16 15 15 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BSAN 1604.0COM 2703.0ECON 3604.0ORGB 3004.0
ECON 3014.0ECON 3214.0FIN 3014.0Business Elective4.0
MKTG 2014.0ECON 3504.0Free Elective4.0Free Electives4.0
STAT 2014.0OPM 2004.0ECON 2504.0Science elective3.0
 16 15 16 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 330 or 3384.0ECON elective 4.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ECON elective4.0Business Elective4.0  
Business Elective4.0Free Electives6.0  
Free Elective 3.0   
 15 14 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0Business Elective4.0ECON 322 or MGMT 4504.0 
Business Elective4.0Free Electives11.0Free Electives10.0 
Free Electives10.0   
 15 15 14 
Total Credits 181

 4 Year No Co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0ACCT 1154.0VACATION
ECON 2014.0ENGL 1023.0CS 150 or 1713.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0MATH 1024.0ENGL 1033.0 
MATH 1014.0ECON elective*4.0ECON elective**4.0 
UNIV B1011.0   
PHIL or Social Science elective3.0   
 16 15 14 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BSAN 1604.0COM 2703.0ECON 3604.0VACATION
ECON 3014.0ECON 3214.0Free Elective4.0 
MKTG 2014.0ECON 3504.0FIN 3014.0 
STAT 2014.0OPM 2004.0ECON 2504.0 
 16 15 16 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ORGB 3004.0ECON 330 or 3384.0ECON elective4.0VACATION
Business Elective4.0ECON elective4.0Business Elective4.0 
Science elective3.0Business Elective4.0Free Electives7.0 
Free Elective 3.0Free Elective 4.0  
 14 16 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
UNIV B2011.0Business Elective4.0ECON 322 or MGMT 4504.0 
Business Elective4.0Free Electives11.0Free Electives10.0 
Free Electives10.0   
 15 15 14 
Total Credits 181
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