May 18, 2021
Department of Economics and Finance
PO Box 70686
Phone: (423) 439-4202
227 Sam Wilson Hall
Web address: www.etsu.edu/cbat/economics/
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.
B.B.A. Program Grade Requirement Policy
- Students pursuing a B.B.A. degree must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all business core requirements and all major program requirements to graduate. Majors and/or concentrations may specify a higher level of performance for students earning a degree in their program.
- Students pursuing a B.B.A. degree must earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in all B.B.A. core courses, all concentration courses, all major specific courses listed in general education requirements, and all courses taken as concentration electives, including courses transferred from another institution. Majors and/or concentrations may specify a higher level of performance specific to students earning a degree in their program.
- A student may attempt a given B.B.A. core course, concentration course, major specific course listed in general education requirements, and/or course taken as concentration elective a maximum of 3 times to earn the required minimum grade. Earning a grade in the course, including W or WF, counts as an attempt. If a student, following a third attempt to take a given course, fails to earn a grade that meets the standard for minimal performance in that course as specified in the catalog, the student will be barred from further opportunity to enroll in that course. If this course is integral to that student’s current program of study, the student will be required to change his/her program of study. Depending on the course, this may disqualify the student from continuing in one or more concentrations or in the major.
- A student may file an appeal with the B.B.A. Appeals Committee requesting a fourth attempt to take a course.
- Students must successfully complete the Senior Business Exam (SBE) prior to beginning the capstone course MGMT 4910 - Strategic Management . The SBE is administered at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Failure to successfully complete the SBE will result in the student being removed from the course.
Degree Requirements: 120 credits
|Major & B.B.A. Requirement
| B.B.A. Core Requirement
|| (36 credits)
|| (27 credits)
Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: B.B.A. Majors
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
Business Economics Concentration: 27 credits
Free Electives: 16 credits
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.