Economics BS / Business Administration MBA

Major: Economics and Business Administration
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSECON) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 229.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Five years)
BS Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 45.0603
BS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-3011
MBA Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0201
MBA Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-1021

About the Program

Drexel LeBow’s BS/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 Science in Economics as well as students from select undergraduate programs across the university.

Admission Requirements

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

A plan of study/sequence sheet must be completed for each applicant with the assistance of their undergraduate BS/MBA advisor to ensure that all undergraduate degree requirements are met.

For additional information please see the BS/MBA website.

Undergraduate Application Requirements

At the undergraduate level, a provisional BS/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 BS/MBA code will be placed on the application within the required four years. Both documents must be submitted together for approval and processing.

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 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
Select one of the following math sequences **8.0
Introduction to Analysis I
and Calculus II
Calculus I
and Calculus II
CS 150Computer Science Principles3.0
or CS 171 Computer Programming I
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
STAT 202Business Statistics II4.0
Science Elective (BIO, CHEM, or PHYS)3.0
General Education Elective (ANTH, HIST, PHIL, PSY, or SOC)3.0
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 350 [WI] Applied Econometrics4.0
ECON 360Time Series Econometrics4.0
or ECON 370 Experiments and Causality in Economics
Economics Electives
Select 28.0 credits from the following:28.0
Survey of Economic Policy
Mathematical Models in Economics
Economics of Small Business
Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems
Economics of Happiness
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
Free Electives79.0
MBA Program
Required Courses
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
BLAW 510Analyzing Legal Options in Decision-Making2.0
BSAN 601Business Analytics for Managers3.0
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
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
POM 510Operations and Supply Chain Management2.0
Experiential Requirement: Select one course3.0
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 Electives11.0
Students selecting a concentration can choose from the following:
Business Analytics Concentration
Select three (3) of the following:
Aligning Information Systems and Business Strategies
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Database Analysis and Design for Business
Customer Analytics
Marketing Experiments
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Supply Chain Analytics
Statistics for Business Analytics
Datamining for Managers
Time Series Forecasting
Special Topics in STAT
Effective Leadership Concentration
Select three (3) of the following:
Leading the Digital Supply Chain
Business Ethics
Sustainability and Value Creation
Leading Virtual Teams
Negotiations for Leaders
Finance Concentration
Select three of the following:
Advanced Financial Management
Business Valuation
Corporate Governance
Environmental and Social Issues in Finance
Financial Institutions & Markets
Risk Management
Investment Management
Entrepreneurial Finance
FinTech
Behavioral Finance
International Financial Management
Special Topics in FIN
Marketing Concentration
Select three of the following, of which two MUST be from MKTG (any course with MKTG subject code and course number between 600-699):
MKTG Course 600-699
Special Topics in BLAW
Intro to Econometrics and Data Analysis
Microeconomics
International Business Management
Knowledge Management
Systems Analysis & Design
Database Analysis and Design for Business
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Supply Chain Management I
Quality & Six-Sigma
Time Series Forecasting
Strategic Technology & Innovation Management Concentration
Required Courses
Innovation Management
Technology Strategy
Electives
Select one of the following:
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Introduction to Change Management: An Integration of Macro and Micro Perspectives
Strategic Change Management
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
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Leading and Executing Change
Negotiations for Leaders
Time Series Forecasting
Corporate Sustainability and Social Impact Concentration
Select three (3) of the following:
Legal Aspects of Employment
Corporate Governance
Environmental and Social Issues in Finance
Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Business
Business Ethics
Sustainability and Value Creation
Corporate Brand & Reputation Management
Special Topics in ORGB
Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Social Issues in Sport
Supply Chain Management & Logistics Concentration
Select three (3) of the following:
Leading the Digital Supply Chain
Systems Analysis & Design
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Supply Chain Management I
Supply Chain Management II
Management of Service Firms
Transportation & Logistics Management
Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Revenue Management
Supply Chain Analytics
Special Topics in POM
Quality & Six-Sigma
Time Series Forecasting
Coustomized Concentration
Students can self customize a concentration with coordination between their program manager and with faculty guidance. Please see your Program Manager/Academic Advisor for further information.
MBA Graduate Credits include courses in Accounting (ACCT), Statistics (STAT), Economics (ECON), Finance (FIN), General Business (BUSN), Interdisciplinary Business (INDS), International Business (INTB), Legal Studies (BLAW), Management (MGMT), Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing (MKTG), Operations Research (OPR), Organizational Behavior (ORGB), Production Operations Management (POM), Sport Management (SMT) or Taxation (TAX), with a course number range between 500-799 or other approved course at the graduate level.
Total Credits229.0
*

Co-op cycles may vary. Students are assigned a co-op cycle (fall/winter, spring/summer, summer-only) based on their co-op program (4-year, 5-year) and major.

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be schedule in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

**

Students are encouraged to take the MATH 121, MATH 122 sequence

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)

Students complete undergraduate requirements in four years, then convert to graduate status in the fifth and final year

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVC 1011.0ECON 2024.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0VACATION
CS 1713.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0(UG) ECON Elective 4.0 
ECON 2014.0MATH 1024.0(UG) Free Electives6.0 
ENGL 101 or 1113.0(UG) ECON Elective4.0(UG) General Education Elective3.0 
MATH 1014.0   
UNIV B1011.0   
 16 15 16 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COM 230 or 2703.0COOP 101***1.0ECON 3504.0ECON 2504.0
ECON 3014.0ECON 3214.0(UG) Free Electives7.0(UG) Free Electives11.0
STAT 2014.0STAT 2024.0(UG) Science Course3.0 
(UG) Free Electives4.0(UG) Free Electives7.0  
 15 16 14 15
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCEECON 360 or 3704.0(UG) ECON elective4.0
  (UG) ECON elective4.0(UG) Free Electives11.0
  (UG) Free Electives7.0 
 0 0 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
UNIV B2011.0BSAN 6013.0ECON 3224.0Undergrad Degree Awarded
(UG) ECON elective4.0(UG) ECON elective4.0(UG) ECON elective4.0Student classified as Graduate Student
(UG) Free Electives10.0(UG) Free Electives10.0(UG) Free Electives6.0 
ACCT 5102.0 ECON 6013.0 
 17 17 17 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
MGMT 5302.0BLAW 5102.0MGMT 5202.0MGMT 7702.0
MKTG 5102.0FIN 6013.0(GR) Concentration Requirement6.0(GR) Concentration Requirement3.0
ORGB 5113.0(GR) Concentration Requirement3.0(GR) Elective2.0(GR) Elective3.0
POM 5102.0(GR) Elective3.0 (GR) Experiential Elective 3.0
 9 11 10 11
Total Credits 229

 

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ECON 270 recommended

**

ECON 203 [WI] recommended

***

Co-op cycles may vary. Students are assigned a co-op cycle (fall/winter, spring/summer, summer-only) based on their co-op program (4-year, 5-year) and major.

COOP 101 registration is determined by the co-op cycle assigned and may be schedule in a different term. Select students may be eligible to take COOP 001 in place of COOP 101.

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