Area of Focus
  • Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Business
Degrees Offered
  • B.A.
Academic Division
  • Social Sciences
Department
  • Economics

Program Overview

The business management economics major provides students who are interested in careers in business or management with a foundation in economics and a selection of applied fields related to business management. This course of study prepares students for entrance into the business world or admission to graduate programs.

Econ student studying

Learning Experience

Study and Research Opportunities

  • Business management economics with accounting concentration
  • Opportunities for students to take some elective courses for the major at foreign universities through the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP); study abroad opportunities available in over 43 countries through this program.
  • The possibility of undertaking joint research with economics faculty
  • The Economics Field-Study Program offers internships supervised by faculty sponsors and on-site mentors.

Transfer Requirements

Students must take the equivalent of the following three courses prior to petitioning for entry to an Economics major: Economics 1 (Introductory Microeconomics), Economics 2 (Introductory Macroeconomics), and one of the following calculus courses: AM/ECON 11A (Mathematical Methods for Economists), or Math 11A (Calculus with Applications), or Math 19A (Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics) and must achieve a combined grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 in these three courses to be eligible to declare the major. Equivalent courses may be taken at other universities or at community colleges. Transfer students may have these courses reviewed prior to matriculation.

Econ student studying

First-Year (Freshman) Requirements

Special preparation is not needed other than the courses required for UC admission, but you are encouraged to develop a strong background in mathematics.

Students must take the following three courses (or equivalent) prior to petitioning for entry to an Economics major: Economics 1 (Introductory Microeconomics), Economics 2 (Introductory Macroeconomics), and one of the following calculus courses: AM/ECON 11A (Mathematical Methods for Economists), or Math 11A (Calculus with Applications), or Math 19A (Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics). To be eligible to declare the major, students must achieve a combined grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 in these three courses.

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Internships and Career Opportunities

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Financial analysis
  • Investment advising
  • Management consulting
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit management
  • Public administration
  • Real estate
  • Teaching

These are only samples of the field's many possibilities.

 

 

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