Nov 30, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics Major, B.B.A. (Financial Economics Concentration)

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Department Information

Department of Economics and Finance
PO Box 70686
Phone: (423) 439-4202
227 Sam Wilson Hall
Web address:

The mission of the Department of Economics and Finance is to provide students with the educational experience necessary to succeed in a competitive global environment. We offer both business and non-business degree programs.

The Economics Business Administration Program offers three main concentrations, each providing a different emphasis. Business Economics  has a microeconomic focus built on the study of markets and the behavior of business firms. The Financial Economics  concentration provides an integrated focus on macroeconomics and the financial system and includes courses in finance. A graduate of these concentrations will be well-prepared for employment at all levels of business, the financial services industry, government, and the not-for-profit sector. A third concentration in General Business  is also available for those students who desire a more broad-based education in business.

Business Requirements for B.B.A. Majors

Special Admission Requirements for Economics and Finance Majors  

GPA Requirement: The student must have attained a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 to be admitted to the major.

Successful completion of the following:

Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each of the following courses (unless the student’s major or concentration specifies a higher minimum grade requirement)

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: B.B.A. Majors   

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major & B.B.A. Requirement 63 credits
     B.B.A. Core Requirement    (36 credits)
     Concentration    (27 credits)
Free Electives 16 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Residency policy: At least 50 percent of the B.B.A. major program requirements for the B.B.A. degree must be earned at ETSU.

General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Economics Major & B.B.A. Core: 63 credits

B.B.A. Core Requirements: 36 credits

Financial Economics Concentration: 27 credits

No Minor Required

Free Electives: 16 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. Is a prerequisite for ECON 2080  and is recommended to be completed within the first 30 credits at ETSU.

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

International Student Seminar Policy

International Students : Must complete 4 credits of International Student Seminar  to meet graduation requirements.

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