Economics | Langston University



Bachelor of Business Administration: Economics

Economics Plan of Study

Economics is designed to provide students with an in-depth exposure to the applied tools and techniques necessary for entry-level positions requiring a fundamental knowledge of economics. Those positions are typically found in such specialties as market demand analysis, business planning and program management. Students may expect their careers to progress as they demonstrate the ability to draw valid conclusions from multiple layers of economic data. On the completion of this degree, you will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • Debates concerning the economic, social and cultural processes that have produced modern economies and societies and are transforming them now;
  • A range of economic theories and the ability to apply them to economic issues and problems; an ability to engage in economic debate, including capacity for critical reading of the specialist economic and business press and the results of economic research;
  • Relevant aspects of current research and scholarship within economics;
  • Ideas and techniques of statistical data analysis, of discrete mathematics (including matrices), of calculus and of mathematical and statistical modeling;
  • Arguments based on statistical reasoning and a general appreciation of the setting and breadth of application of statistics in today’s world; and
  • The role of statistical software in the modeling process.

Students who wish to major in any of the School of Business programs will be considered PRE-BUSINESS MAJORS until officially admitted to the School. Students must apply for entrance into a specific School of Business program during the second semester of their sophomore year. To be formally admitted to the School of Business, a student must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Minimum GPA of 2.5
  2. Completion of at least 45 credit hours of college level work
  3. At least grade of “B” in Principles of Macro & Micro Economics
  4. At least a grade of “B” in College Algebra and Survey of Mathematics or Applied Calculus;
  5. At least a grade of “C” in English Composition I, II and Advanced Composition or Technical Writing