Economics BA / Business Administration MBA

Major: Economics and Business Administration
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts in Economics (BAECON) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 229.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Five years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 45.0601
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-3011

About the Program

Drexel LeBow’s BA/MBA program provides academically qualified undergraduate students with the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA within five years of study. Graduating with an MBA and an undergraduate degree provides students with a competitive edge when entering the job market without having the time constraints of typical degree pursuits. This program is offered to all students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics as well as students from select undergraduate programs across the university.

Admission Requirements

The BA/MBA program requires a two-tiered application process, which includes both undergraduate and graduate requirements. All applicants are required to complete a BA/MBA Accelerated Degree Application available through the undergraduate BA/MBA advisor for each college.

A plan of study/sequence sheet must be completed for each applicant with the assistance of their undergraduate BA/MBA advisor to ensure that all undergraduate degree requirements are met within the required four years. Both documents must be submitted together for approval and processing.

Undergraduate Application Requirements

At the undergraduate level, a provisional BA/MBA attribute code will be placed on the student record at the time of admission. Once the student has accumulated 90.0 credits, an Accelerated Degree Application must be completed before reaching 120.0 credits, at which time a BA/MBA code will be placed on the application.

Degree Requirements

University Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
General Education Requirements
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
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
or COM 230 Techniques of Speaking
Choose One Math Sequence8.0
Introduction to Analysis I
and Introduction to Analysis II
Calculus I
and Calculus II
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Two Science Electives (6-8) *6.0
Political Science Elective4.0
Two Diversity Electives **6.0
Two International Studies Electives ***6.0
Two Arts & Humanities Electives6.0
Two Modern Language Electives8.0
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 322 [WI] Economics Seminar4.0
ECON 326 [WI] Economic Ideas4.0
Economics Electives
Select 32 credits from the following courses32.0
Survey of Economic Policy
Economics of Small Business
Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems
Managerial Economics
International Macroeconomics
Public Finance
Labor Economics
Industrial Organization
Economic Development
Mathematical Economics
Resource and Environmental Economics
Applied Econometrics
Money and Banking
Time Series Econometrics
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
Free Electives56.0
MBA Program
Required Courses
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
BLAW 510Analyzing Legal Options in Decision-Making1.0
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
MGMT 510Business Problem Solving3.0
MGMT 520Strategy Analysis2.0
MGMT 530Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise2.0
MGMT 770MBA Capstone2.0
MKTG 510Marketing Strategy2.0
ORGB 511Leading in Dynamic Environments: A Personal, Relational, and Strategic Approach3.0
ORGB 520Leading High-Performance Teams1.0
POM 510Operations and Supply Chain Management2.0
STAT 510Introduction to Statistics for Business Analytics2.0
Experiential Requirement: Select one3.0
Graduate Internship
International Business Seminar and Residency
Leading for Innovation
Business Consulting
Business Agility and IT
Negotiations for Leaders
Tax Experiential Learning
Concentration Requirements9.0
Free Electives9.0
Students selecting a concentration can choose from the following:
Business Analytics Concentration
Required Course
Datamining for Managers
Select two of the following:
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Business Conditions and Forecasting
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Predictive Business Analytics with Relational Database Data
Customer Analytics
Marketing Experiments
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
System Simulation
Supply Chain Management I
Quality & Six-Sigma
Experimental Design
Special Topics in STAT
Finance Concentration
Select three of the following:
Advanced Financial Management
Corporate Governance
Financial Institutions & Markets
Risk Management
Investment Management
Entrepreneurial Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Business Conditions and Forecasting
International Financial Management
Derivative Securities
Seminar in Finance
Seminar in Investments
Special Topics in FIN
Real Estate Finance
Marketing Concentration
Required Courses
Select three of the following, of which 2 MUST be from MKTG:
Special Topics in BLAW
Intro to Econometrics and Data Analysis
Microeconomics
Business Conditions and Forecasting
International Financial Management
International Business Management
Knowledge Management
Systems Analysis & Design
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Database Analysis and Design for Business
Customer Analytics
Marketing Experiments
Buyer Behavior Theory
Channels of Distribution Management
Digital Marketing
Global Marketing
Integrated Marketing Communications Management
New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development
Services Marketing
Marketing Information Management and Research
Special Topics in MKTG
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Management of Service Firms
Supply Chain Management I
Quality & Six-Sigma
Strategic Technology & Innovation Management Concentration
Required Courses
Innovation Management
Strategic Change Management
Select one of the following:
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Business Conditions and Forecasting
Introduction to Change Management: An Integration of Macro and Micro Perspectives
Strategic Human Resource Management
Knowledge Management
Sustainability and Value Creation
Leading for Innovation
Strategy Implementation
Change Management Experiential Capstone
MIS Policy and Strategy
Business Agility and IT
New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development
Leading and Executing Change
Negotiations for Leaders
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Real Estate Management & Development Concentration
Required Courses
Real Estate Law for Managers and Developers
Real Estate Finance
Select one of the following:
Community Impact Analysis
Urban and Real Estate Economics
Financial Institutions & Markets
New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development
Negotiations for Leaders
Supply Chain Management I
Real Estate Development
Special Topics in REMD
Supply Chain Management & Logistics Concentration
Required Courses
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Entrepreneurial Finance
Business Conditions and Forecasting
Systems Analysis & Design
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Customer Analytics
Channels of Distribution Management
New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Supply Chain Management I
Supply Chain Management II
Management of Service Firms
Transportation & Logistics Management
Special Topics in POM
Quality & Six-Sigma
Datamining for Managers
General Business Concentration
Complete 9.0 graduate credits. See your academic advisor for suggestions
MBA Graduate Credits include courses in Accounting (ACCT), Statistics (STAT), Economics (ECON), Finance (FIN), General Business (BUSN), International Business (INTB), Legal Studies (BLAW), Management (MGMT, Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing (MKTG), Operations Management (OPM), Operations Research (OPR), Organizational Behavior (ORGB), Production Operations Management (POM), Sport Management (SMT), or Taxation (TAX), with a course number range between 500-799.
Total Credits229.0

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

4+1, 1 Co-op (Accelerated program completed in 5 years)

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0VACATION
UNIV B1011.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0(UG) ECON Elective4.0 
ECON 2014.0MATH 1024.0(UG) Diversity elective3.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0(UG) ECON Elective4.0(UG) Arts & Humanities elective3.0 
MATH 1014.0 (UG) Science Course3.0 
 13 15 16 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
STAT 2014.0COOP 101***1.0ECON 3264.0(UG) ECON elective4.0
ECON 3014.0ECON 2504.0(UG) Science elective3.0(UG) International Studies elective3.0
(UG) Political Science elective4.0ECON 3214.0(UG) Modern Language (Second Course)4.0(UG) Free Electives8.0
(UG) Arts & Humanities elective3.0(UG) Diversity elective3.0(UG) International Studies elective3.0 
 (UG) Free Elective3.0(UG) Free Electives 4.0 
 (UG) Modern Language (First Course)4.0  
 15 19 18 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE(UG) ECON electives8.0(UG) ECON elective4.0
  (UG) Free Electives8.0(UG) Free Electives12.0
 0 0 16 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
(UG) ECON elective4.0(UG) ECON elective4.0ECON 3224.0Undergrad Degree Awarded
(UG) Free Electives9.0(UG) Free Electives8.0UNIV B2011.0Student classified as Graduate Student
ACCT 5102.0MGMT 5103.0(UG) Free Electives7.0 
  ECON 6013.0 
 15 15 15 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
FIN 6013.0BLAW 5101.0MGMT 5202.0MGMT 7702.0
MGMT 5302.0ORGB 5113.0ORGB 5201.0(GR) Experiential Elective 3.0
MKTG 5102.0STAT 5102.0(GR) Concentration Requirement3.0(GR) Concentration Requirement3.0
POM 5102.0(GR) Concentration Requirement3.0(GR) Elective3.0(GR) Elective3.0
 (GR) Elective3.0  
 9 12 9 11
Total Credits 229
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