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    A student pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration degree can choose to major in economics. Economics studies how markets allocate resources to promote our personal and collective well-being. It helps students develop a framework for understanding how events affect different markets for goods and services and how the aggregate functioning of the markets determine output, employment and prices. Students are also able to evaluate government policies designed to stabilize the economy, redistribute income, regulate industries and foster international trade.

    Economics majors are encouraged to join both Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society in economics, and the Economics, Finance and International Business Club. Both sponsor a variety of professional and social activities which allow students to enhance their out-of-classroom experience, develop a sense of professional common bond and group support among themselves and create a network with off-campus professionals.

    All majors are encouraged to do an internship in the summer semester between their junior and senior year. Students may seek placements in their individual area of interest. Internships are available in the areas of banking, insurance, financial advising, financial services, and manufacturing and government. In today’s market, employers often offer internships to attract qualified students to their firms.

    Economics offers a broader view of the economy than other business related majors. The emphasis is on developing critical thinking and problem solving skills. Graduates are well prepared for careers in the public and private sector and receive an excellent background for furthering their education at graduate or professional schools.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline Rolling basis Tuition fee Not specified Start date August 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Requirements for the Major

    Required BSBA Core Courses - Credits: 39

    • ACCT 209 - Financial Accounting Credits: 3
    • ACCT 210 - Managerial Accounting Credits: 3
    • ACCT 340 - Legal Environment of Business I Credits: 3
    • ECON 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credits: 3
    • ECON 202 - Principles of Microeconomics Credits: 3
    • ECON 219 - Business Statistics Credits: 3


    • MGMT 219 - Business Statistics Credits: 3
    • FIN 303 - Issues in Global Business Credits: 3
    • FIN 320 - Managerial Finance Credits: 3
    • MGMT 320 - Operations Management I Credits: 3
    • MGMT 351 - Organizational Behavior Credits: 3
    • MGMT 365 - Management Information Systems Credits: 3


    • CPSC 365 - Management Information Systems Credits: 3
    • MGMT 458 - Integrated Business Policy Credits: 3
    • MRKT 330 - Principles of Marketing Credits: 3

    Required Major Courses - Credits: 18

    • ECON 301 - Macroeconomic Analysis Credits: 3
    • ECON 302 - Microeconomic Analysis Credits: 3
    • ECON 304 - Money and Banking Credits: 3


    • FIN 323 - Financial Markets and Institutions Credits: 3
    • ECON 326 - International Economics Credits: 3

    And 2 Elective Courses

    Elective courses are selected from any 300-400 level economic courses.

    Other Required Courses - Credits: 6

    • CPSC 210 - Productivity Software Credits: 3
    • MATH 123 - Introduction to Applied Calculus Credits: 3


    • MATH 125 - Precalculus Credits: 4


    • MATH 225 - Calculus I Credits: 4

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements


    Slippery Rock University has a strong commitment to student success, and we thoroughly research the academic background of the students who tend to succeed at SRU. We use this information to establish admission guidelines for first year students (new freshmen). We are seeking students who have attained at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of admission, have demonstrated proficiency in college preparatory coursework, and who have average to above average scores on the SAT or ACT.

    We will accept either test and use the best scores available. Offers of admission for new freshmen from high school may be made as soon as August following their junior year in high school. High school admitted students are required to submit proof of high school graduation in the form of Official Transcripts upon high school graduation.

    In order to apply for admission, the following credentials are required:

    • Official High School Transcripts, including a 12th Grade class schedule if applicable
    • SAT or ACT Scores
    • $30.00 application fee

    WAIT LIST: Applicants who do not meet the admission guidelines are still encouraged to apply for admission if they are close to our admission guidelines. Such applicants may be placed on a wait list for admission consideration. Students who are placed on a wait list need to understand it is not the same as being denied admission. Wait list status simply means that an applicant's credentials may require a closer review beyond just the quantitative numbers. Offers of admission will be made to wait listed applicants on regular intervals.

    Wait listed applicants should strive to improve their grades and/or test scores and re-submit them to the Office of Admissions as soon as is practical after the next marking period or re-test. Periodic review of the wait list will likely begin in November and offers of admission made on a rolling basis. Our goal is to have most of the wait list offers of admission made in March or April. A final round of wait list offers may be made in mid-May on a space available basis. We encourage students to submit additional information if it improves the academic record.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Slippery Rock University.


    Contact the Office of Financial Aid for detailed information on various financial aid programs and scholarship materials. You can submit your questions regarding financial assistance directly to the Financial Aid Office at Students are encouraged to apply for admission early.

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