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Business Economics (BECON) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1994
End Date: Spring Semester 2006

Business Economics - ARCHIVE

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (BECON)

Business Economics is a quantitative oriented program of study in applied economics, with a strong business focus. Use of mainframe and microcomputers as analytical and problem-solving tools is emphasized in the program's upper-division courses. Students may choose their upper-division courses in several areas of specialization, including business cycles and forecasting, economic theory, international economics, labor economics, managerial economics, money and banking, and urban and regional economics.

For the B.S. Degree in Business Economics, a minimum of 125 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 1 credit

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (54 credits)
CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 3-4)
ECNS 485(3), ECON 302 GS(3), ECON 304 GS(3), FNC 300(3), MANGT 300(3), MANGT 310(3), MRKTG 300(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ECNS 470(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MANGT 470W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (16 credits)
[Some courses in this category have prerequisites that are not required in the program.]
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 12 credits from ECNS 410(3), ECNS 430(3), ECNS 440(3), ECNS 450(3), ECNS 460(3), or ECNS 462(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (24 credits)
Select 9 credits of 300- or 400-level economics or other business courses (see school list of approved courses) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 credits from one of the following nonbusiness supporting course areas: international studies, education abroad, foreign language, or quantitative methods (see school list of approved courses). Students selecting the quantitative methods area must select ECNS 460 and ECNS 462 from the supporting course list (at least 6 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level). (See the admission section of the general information in the front of this bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses.) (Sem: 1-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1994

Blue Sheet Item #: 22-05-058

Review Date: 01/30/01 (Editorial change)

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