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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

(Archive) Business Economics (BECON)

Begin Date: Fall Semester 1994
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Business Economics (BECON) - (ARCHIVE)

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. A student enrolled in this major must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course.

ECONOMICS MINOR: Students must take ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), and select additional courses (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in BECON, ECNS, or ECON for a total of 18 credits.

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

(15 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), ECON 002 GS(3), 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), 304 GS(3), FNC 300(3), MANGT 300(3), 310(3), MRKTG 300(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ECNS 470(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MANGT 470W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

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

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 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)

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1994

Blue Sheet Item #: 22-05-058

Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)


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