Dec 02, 2023  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

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:

21 hours of economics courses above the business core:


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

Required Capstone Project


  • 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

First Semester

  • FY Seminar-CORE 100 or THEO 111
  • Mathematical Perspectives-MATH 140 or 170
  • ENGL 101/115
  • Second Language I 4
  • Social Science Elective-ECON 200 1
  • BUAD 101
  • CORE 101


Second Semester

  • THEO 111 or FY Seminar-CORE 100
  • Second Language II 4
  • Historical Perspectives Elective
  • MKTG 300
  • ECON 201
  • BUAD 102
  • CORE 102


Sophomore Year

First Semester

  • PHIL 100
  • Humanities Elective3
  • ACCT 200
  • BAIS 210
  • MGMT 200 (DCR flag)
  • BUAD 201


Second Semester

  • Scientific Perspectives or Natural Sciences Elective 2
  • ECON 300
  • ACCT 201
  • BAIS 211
  • BAIS 220
  • BUAD 202


Junior Year

First Semester

  • Philosophical Perspectives-PHIL 200
  • FINC 300-(Quantitative Reasoning Flag)
  • MGMT 201 (Oral Communications & Writing Flag)
  • ECON 305-Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON Elective-300 or 400 level
  • BUAD 301


Second Semester

  • Theological Perspectives Elective
  • ENGL 205
  • ECON 306-Macroeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 307-Empirical Analysis in Economics
  • General Elective 1*
  • BUAD 302


Senior Year

First Semester

  • Natural Science Elective or Scientific Perspective 2
  • MGMT 302
  • Business Core Capstone
  • ECON Elective-300 or 400 level
  • ECON Elective-400 level
  • BUAD 401


Second Semester

  • Creative Perspectives Elective
  • BLAW 300-(ERS Flag)
  • ECON 494-Capstone Experience
  • ECON Elective-400 level
  • Business Elective or Internship for Credit
  • General Elective 2*
  • BUAD 402
  • CORE 499


Scheduling Notes:

  • Minimum for undergraduate degree is 120 hours.   Major is 23 hours (plus business elective or internship for credit).
  • 1-Social Science:  Business majors must take ECON 200 as Social Science Elective
  • 2-Science:  Take any six hours of science - but must include at least 3 hours of Natural Science such as BIOL, CHEM or PHYS
  • 3-Humanities:  Include any Literature (except 205), CLAS, HIST 200+, THEO 300+, PHIL 300+ (but cannot also double count as ERS)
  • 4-Foreign Language: Must complete 201-level
  • FLAGS:  All flags are included in business core curriculum
  • **General electives may be filled by any course or pre-requisites based on Math or Foreign Language placement scores



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