Business Economics Major

Please note that there were no major field changes to the Fall 2008 Business Economics program from the pre-Fall 2008 curriculum .

This program is designed for students interested in the application of advanced economic analysis, principles, and thinking to the management and operation of business organizations and governmental or non-profit institutions. The curriculum affords an opportunity to couple knowledge of the structure and operation of our economy with the decision theory and problem-solving approach used in contemporary business administration.

Advising for the Business Economics Major is through the Office of Undergraduate Advising in the College of Business Administration, with collaboration from the Economics Department in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Requirements for Admission to Major

  • Successful completion of all Lower Division requirements
  • Students must declare a major and meet the departmental requirements in order to be admitted into their major field.  An academic advisor can assist you with this process.

Internships and Co-op’s

Cooperative education opportunities and internships are available. For more information, please visit the Academic Advising Office, BU 219.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships, grants, loans, work-study, and part-time employment are just some of the ways you can help pay for college costs at CSU. For more information on financing your education, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 216.687.3764, or by email at:

Major Requirements

Once admitted to the Business Economics program, students must complete the following upper-division major requirements in addition to the College Core courses:

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Required Core Course (3 credit hours)

  • ECN 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Major Electives (15 credit hours minimum)

A minimum of four additional courses totaling 15 credit hours must be taken from the following:

  • ECN 322 Statistics and Econometrics (3)
  • ECN 330 Managerial Economics (4)
  • ECN 333 Economics of Health (4)
  • ECN 355 Money and Banking (4)
  • ECN 360 Public Sector Economics (4)
  • ECN 433 Industrial Organization (4)
  • ECN 441 Business Fluctuation and Forecasting (4)
  • ECN 450 Economics of Law (4)
  • ECN 474 Environmental & Natural Resource Economics (4)
  • ECN 475 Labor Economics (4)
  • ECN 482 International Economics (4)
  • ECN 485 Economics of Development and Growth (4)
  • ECN 496 Independent Study (1-3)

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Course Credits
Fifth Semester  
ECN 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
MKT 351 Business, Society, and Government (W) 3
MLR 321 Organizational Behavior 3
Business or General Elective 4
Business or General Elective 4
Total 17
Sixth Semester  
OSM 311 Introduction to Operations Management 3
ECN 302 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
FIN 351 Introduction to Financial Management 4
MKT 301 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
Business or General Elective 4
Total 17
Seventh Semester  
IST 305 Information Technology for Competitive Advantage 3
BLW 411 Business Law and Ethics (W) 3
ECN Elective 4
ECN Elective 4
Total 14
Eighth Semester  
MLR 465 Management Strategy and Policy (W) 3
ECN Elective 3
ECN Elective 4
Business or General Elective 4
Total 14


Students who elect to double-count Arts & Humanities courses with other Gen Ed requirements on the Lower Division checklist will need to take additional elective credit hours in these slots to reach the minimum 128 credits for graduation.

(W) Counts as a Writing Across the Curriculum course for university requirements (only if taken at CSU).  Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in order to receive Writing Across the Curriculum credit.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Business Administration
2121 Euclid Avenue
BU 219
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Campus Location
Undergraduate Advising
Monte Ahuja Hall, Rm. 219
1860 East 18th Street
Phone: 216.687.3729
Fax: 216.687.5311

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