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  Sep 23, 2017
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Economics, B.S.B.A.

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The Department of Economics offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Economics. The Department also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree through the College of Arts & Sciences.

A degree in Economics provides the student with an understanding of economic issues pertaining to individual firms, industries, the public sector, and the overall economy. The study of economics, supported by the knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics, emphasizes both analytic reasoning and a thorough knowledge of economic institutions. Economics majors analyze such topics as optimal decision-making, market efficiency, profit maximization, cost-benefit analysis, inflation, unemployment, international trade, financial markets, forces of globalization, and governmental economic activity. The program has proven useful to people who have moved into positions in many of the functional areas of business and government. It is also excellent training for graduate study in business, in law, and in economics itself. 

Requirements for the Economics Major

Undergraduate core curriculum requirements:

48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken, See Undergraduate Core Curriculum  

Major Requirements:

18 total credit hours required, as follows:

21 hours of economics courses above the business core:


  • 3 hours of business electives.
  • 3 hours of general electives.

Required Capstone Project

All economics majors are required to take Capstone Project Each student must orally present a paper written in a 400-level economics course to a forum established by the department. Currently, Capstone Project is listed as ECON 491 which carries 0 credit. Starting Fall 2016, Capstone Project (ECON 492 and 493 combined) will be a 3 credit hour course split into ECON 492 and 493. 


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the economics courses.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours

B.S.B.A. Economics

This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

First Semester

Total (16)

Second Semester

Total (17)

Scheduling Notes:

  • Consult the “Undergraduate Core Curriculum ” requirements of the Catalog.
  • ECON 200 fulfills the social science elective.
  • BLAW 300 fulfills the E/RS elective.
  • SHRM 200 fulfills the diversity flag.
  • ECON 307 fulfills the quantitative flag.
  • ECON 492 plus ECON 493 fulfills the oral communication flag
  • E/RS Focus Elective requirement may be used to satisfy another element of the core or the major requirements.



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