The Busch School of Business and Economics offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.), a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Requirements for these programs are outlined below. Mathematics course requirements are listed at the bottom of this page. The school's advising coordinator can help students decide which program best suits their educational and career goals.

 Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A)

Students pursuing a B.S.B.A. degree with concentrations in finance, management, or marketing must complete the following requirements:

  • B.S.B.A. Core Curriculum
  • B.S.B.A. Concentration Requirements
  • B.S.B.A. Math/Computer Science/Statistics Requirements
  • B.S.B.A. Business/Economics Electives 
  • University Core Curriculum
B.S.B.A. Required Core Curriculum

(11 courses, 33 credit hours)
These courses form the foundation of business and economic knowledge.

B.S.B.A. Concentration Requirements

(4 courses, 12 credit hours)
Students receive a solid grounding in the knowledge and skills required for their areas of concentration.

B.S.B.A. Math/Computer Science/Statistics Requirements
  (4 courses, 12 credit hours)
Students become competent in data manipulation and analysis.

B.S.B.A. Business/Economics Electives

(3 courses, 9 credit hours)
Students explore specialized areas within their chosen fields of concentration.

University Core Curriculum

(18 courses, 54 credit hours) 
Students receive a well rounded liberal arts education in philosophy, theology, and humanities.

> See suggested course sequence for the B.S.B.A.

Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.S.)

Students pursuing a B.S. degree with a concentration in economics must complete the following requirements:

  • B.S. Economics Core Curriculum
  • B.S. Economics Requirements
  • B.S. Math/Statistics/Econometrics Requirements
  • B.S. Economics Electives
  • University Core Curriculum

B.S. Economics Required Core Curriculum
(6 courses, 18 credit hours)
These courses form the foundation of business and economic knowledge.

B.S. Economics Concentration Requirements
(5 courses, 15 credit hours)
Students receive a solid and rigorous grounding for understanding economics.

B.S. Economics Math/Computer Science/Statistics Requirements
(5 courses, 15 credit hours)
Students become competent in data manipulation and analysis.

B.S. Economics Electives
(4 courses, 12 credit hours)
Students should take four upper-level economics courses of their choosing.

University Core Curriculum
(20 courses, 60 credit hours)
Students receive a well-rounded liberal arts education with courses in philosophy, theology, and the humanities.

> See suggested course sequence for the B.S.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting

Students pursuing a B.S. with a concentration in accounting must complete the following requirements:

  • B.S. Core Curriculum
  • B.S. Accounting Concentration Requirements
  • B.S. Math/Computer Science/Statistics Requirements
  • B.S. Business/Economics Electives 
  • University Core Curriculum
B.S. Accounting Core Curriculum

(11 courses, 33 credit hours)
These courses form the foundation of business and economic knowledge.

B.S. Accounting Concentration Requirements
(6 courses, 18 credit hours)
Students receive a solid grounding in accounting knowledge and skills.

B.S. Math/Computer Science/Statistics Requirements
  (4 courses, 12 credit hours)
Students become competent in data manipulation and analysis.

B.S. Accounting Electives
(2 courses, 6 credit hours)
Students may take two accounting courses of their choosing.

University Core Curriculum

(17 courses, 51 credit hours) 
Students receive a well rounded liberal arts education in philosophy, theology, and humanities.

> See suggested course sequence for the B.S.

 

Bachelor of Science in International Economics and Finance - Honors (B.S.)

Students pursuing a B.S. degree with a concentration in economics must complete the following requirements:

  • B.S. Int’l Econ & Fin Core Curriculum
  • B.S. Int’l Econ & Fin Requirements
  • B.S. Math/Econometrics/Statistics Requirements
  • B.S. Int’l Econ & Fin Electives
  • University Core Curriculum

B.S. Int’l Econ & Fin Required Core Curriculum
(6 courses, 18 credit hours)
These courses form the foundation of business and economic knowledge.

B.S. Int’l Econ & Fin Concentration Requirements
(10 courses, 30 credit hours)
Students receive a solid and rigorous grounding for understanding of international economics & finance.

B.S. Int’l Econ & Fin Math/Econometrics/Statistics Requirements
(4 courses, 12 credit hours)
Students become competent in data manipulation and analysis.

B.S. Int’l Econ & Fin Electives
(2 courses, 6 credit hours)
Students should take two upper-level economics or finance courses of their choosing.

University Core Curriculum
(18 courses, 54 credit hours)
Students receive a well-rounded liberal arts education with courses in philosophy, theology, and the humanities.

> See suggested course sequence for the B.S. in International Economics and Finance.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (B.A.)

Students pursuing a B.A. degree with a concentration in economics must complete the following requirements:

  • B.A. Economics Core Curriculum
  • B.A. Economics Concentration Requirements
  • B.A. Math/Econometrics/Statistics Requirements
  • B.A. Economics Concentration Electives 
  • University Core Curriculum
B.A. Economics Core Curriculum

(6 courses, 18 credit hours)
These courses form the foundation of business and economic knowledge.

B.A. Economics Concentration Requirements
(4 courses, 12 credit hours)
Students receive a solid and rigorous grounding for understanding economics.

B.A. Economics Math/Econometrics/Statistics Requirements
(4 courses, 12 credit hours)
Students become competent in data manipulation and analysis.

B.A. Economics Electives
(4 courses, 12 credit hours)
Students should take four upper-level economics courses of their choosing.

University Core Curriculum

(22 courses, 66 credit hours)
Students receive a well rounded liberal arts education in philosophy, theology, and humanities.

> See suggested course sequence for the B.A. in Economics.

Bachelor of Arts in Int'l Business (B.A.)

Students pursuing a B.A. degree with a concentration in international business must complete the following requirements:

  • B.A. Int'l Business Core Curriculum
  • B.A. Int'l Business Concentration Requirements
  • B.A. Math/Computer Science/Statistics Requirements
  • B.A. Business/Economics Electives 
  • University Core Curriculum
  • Minor in a Modern Language*
  • One Semester Abroad (or equivalent experience)

B.A. International Business Core Curriculum
(11 courses, 33 credit hours)
These courses form the foundation of business and economic knowledge.

B.A. International Business Concentration Requirements
(3 courses, 9 credit hours)
Students receive a solid and rigorous grounding in international business principles and practice.

B.A. Math/Computer Science/Statistics Requirements
(3 courses, 9 credit hours)
Students become competent in data manipulation and analysis.

B.A. Business/Economics Electives
(1 course, 3 credit hours)
This course enables students to explore a specialized area of their choosing.

University Core Curriculum
  (22 courses, 66 credit hours)
Students receive a well-rounded liberal arts education with courses in philosophy, theology, and the humanities.

*International Business students who have demonstrated the fluency of a native speaker in a language other than English may complete their minor language requirements in a language other than their native language. These bilingual students also have the option to complete an approved minor or certificate including: Islamic World Studies Minor or Certificate; Asian Minor; Latin American and Latino Studies Certificate; European Studies Certificate; Irish Studies Certificate; or complete a set of approved courses toward an interdisciplinary minor (see here for details).

> See suggested course sequence for the B.A. in International Business.

 Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, and Econometrics Requirements
A total of three to five courses in mathematics, computer science, and statistics are required for all programs in the school.   All mathematics, computer science, statistics, and econometrics courses must be passed with at least a C-. 

MATH 111 or 121 (Calculus I) is required for all Accounting, Economics, International Economics and Finance - Honors, and Finance majors.  Economics and International Economics and Finance - Honors majors are also required to take MATH 112 or 122 (Calculus II) as well as one or two econometrics courses.  

MATH 110 (Finite Mathematics) is required for International Business, Management, and Marketing majors. 

Students who have taken MATH 108 are not eligible to take MATH110. Students who have received credit for MATH 108 are required to take MATH 111.

International Business, Management, and Marketing majors who are placed in MATH111, do not need to take MATH110 and the math slot becomes a free elective.  However, we strongly encourage students to take MATH111 in the event they decide to switch to a major that requires MATH111 (Accounting, Economics, Finance, or International Economics & Finance-Honors).