May 20, 2018
General Program Information
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (B.A.) is a non-business degree. The most significant differences between the Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A.) and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (B.A..) are:
Non-Business B.A. Students:
Are required to satisfy “Bachelor Degree Requirements” listed below.
Do not complete the (College of Business and Technology) “Basic curriculum for all college of business B.B.A. majors ”.
Are required to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language as described in this catalog.
Are required to limit their Business Administration and Management courses to no more than 25 percent of the total number of hours completed for the B.A.. degree. The 25 percent limit includes courses in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing.
ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements:
Writing: Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses. At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study. At least two of the four courses must be at the 3000-4000 level.
Oral Communication: Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses. At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study.
Using Information Technology: Students must complete at least one using information technology-intensive course in the major field of study.
Transfer students may be subject to reduced number of intensives.
See ETSUAcademic Proficiency Requirements for details.
International Commerce Concentration
TBR General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours
Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements: 6 Credit Hours *
Economics Core Requirements: 21 Credit Hours
Foreign Language Requirement: 6 Credit Hours
- Foreign Language (3000 level or above) (6 credits)
International Commerce Requirement: 12 Credit Hours
Geo-Political Requirement: 12 Credit Hours
Geo-Political Electives: 6 Credit Hours
Select two of the following Geo-Political electives:
International Commerce Electives: 6 Credit Hours
Select two of the following courses:
Free Electives: 16 Credit Hours
Total Hours Required for Degree: 120 Credit Hours
Business Intensive Courses
At the present time the following business courses have been designated as intensive courses to meet university general education requirements. Writing-Intensive (WI) courses are ACCT 3000 and ACCT 4610 ; ECON 4447 and ECON 4610 ; FNCE 4447 , FNCE 4520 , FNCE 4560 , FNCE 4597 , FNCE 4617 and FNCE 4620 ; MGMT 3300 , MGMT 3320 , MGMT 4657 , and MGMT 4910 ; MKTG 3750 and MKTG 4910 . Oral Communication-Intensive (OCI) courses are ACCT 3000 ; ECON 3700 ; FNCE 4617 and FNCE 4620 ; MGMT 3200 , MGMT 4020 , MGMT 4030 , and MGMT 4460 ; MKTG 3740 . Using Information Technology (UIT) courses are ACCT 4310 ; ECON 2080 ; and MGMT 3220 . An updated listing of intensive courses and requirements is available in the College of Business and Technology, Office of Undergraduate Studies, Sam Wilson Hall or call (423) 439-5275.