Business Economics Sample Four-Year Plan

This is only a sample plan and requirements are subject to change and may vary based on catalog year, placement tests, AP/CLEP credit, transfer work, summer school, etc. The official degree requirements are found in the University General Catalog and all University of Arizona students should refer to their Academic Advisement Report through UAccess for their specific requirements for graduation.

All students enter as Pre-Business students, and must go through a competitive and selective Professional Admission process to gain entry to the upper-division professional majors.  The following plan is designed on the assumption that a student tests into College Algebra on the ALEKS Math Placement Exam; students who test lower than College Algebra should refer to the Pre-Business Five-Semester Plan and work with their academic advisor to learn how they can adjust their schedule to meet their educational goals. 

Freshman Year

1st Semester
Course
Units
ENGL 101* First Year Composition 
MIS 111* Computers and Internetworked Society
MIS 111L* Computers and Internetworked Society Lab 
MATH 109C or 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications 
Tier I General Education and/or Second Language  
    
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days
3
3
1
3
Total
13-17
2nd Semester
Course
Units
ENGL 102* First Year Composition 
MATH 116* Calculus Concepts for Business Majors (Grade of C or better required for students to be eligible to apply for Business Economics Major)
Tier I General Education 
Tier I General Education and/or Second Language 
BNAD 100 Language and Context of Business 
  
Attend Career Showcase and UA Spring Career Days
3
3
3
3-7
1
Total
13-17
Summer

Use summer to catch up on math if behind in sequencing based on placement results prior to freshman year.

Sophomore Year

1st Semester
Course
Units
BNAD 276* Statistical Inference in Management
ACCT 200* Introduction to Financial Accounting 
ECON 200* Basic Economic Issues 
Tier I General Education 
Tier II General Education or Ethics** 
BNAD 200 Career Management in Business 
   
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days
3
3
3
3
3
1
Total
16
2nd Semester
Course
Units
ACCT 210* Introduction to Managerial Accounting 
BNAD 277* Analytical Methods for Business 
BCOM 214* Fundamentals of Business Communication  
Tier II General Education 
Tier II General Education or Ethics** 
  
Attend Career Showcase and apply for Professional Admissions in February, and attend UA Spring Career Days
3
4
3
3
3
Total
16
Summer
We highly recommend that students participate in a study abroad and career-related experience.

In order to take the following upper-division courses, students must be admitted to the major through a competitive and selective Professional Admission process.  

Junior Year

1st Semester
Course
Units
MGMT 310A Organization Behavior and Management 
MKTG 361 Introduction to Marketing 
BCOM 314R† Business Communication 
ECON 361 Intermediate Microeconomics
FIN 360 Quantitative Financial Management 
FIN 360L Quantitative Financial Management Techniques 

Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days 
3
3
3
3
3
1
1
Total
16
2nd Semester
Course
Units
ECON 332 Intermediate Macroeconomics 
MIS 373 Basic Operations Management 
MIS 304 Using and Managing Information Systems 
ECON 407 Economics of Strategy
ECON 479 Communication in Economics (Must earn a "C" or better in this course to complete the requirement. Grades of "D" or "E" will require the course to be taken again.)
300 or 400-level ECON Major Elective Course 
  
Attend Career Showcase and UA Spring Career Days
3
3
3
3
1
3
 
Total
16
Summer
Use summer to gain career-related experience through internships, study abroad, or volunteering.

Senior Year

1st Semester
Course
Units
MGMT 402 Integrating Business Fundamentals with Ethics and Law in Management 
ECON 418, 431, 435, 443, 452, 454, or 460 (select 1) 
ECON 453 Quantitative Methods for Economic Strategy 
ECON 479 Communication in Economics (if needed - see major advisor
ENTR 485 Innovating: Creating the Future
 
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days 
3
3
3
1
3
Total
12-13
2nd Semester
Course
Units
300 or 400-level ECON Major Elective Course 
Tier II General Education
Non-Eller Minor or Non-Eller Electives
Minor or Electives 
   
Attend Career ShowcaseUA Spring Career Days, and graduate in May
3
3

3
Total
16
Summer
Enjoy your summer and continue the job search if necessary!

 

Students can meet the Second Language requirement by demonstrating second semester proficiency through examination or taking any of a variety of second semester language courses. Additionally, one course in the student's degree program must focus on Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Non-Western Area Studies. Some General Education classes are designed to fulfill this requirement. Each student needs to meet a minimum of 120 total credits and a minimum number of Non-Eller Elective credits offered outside the Eller College. Students are strongly encouraged to take BNAD 100 and BNAD 200 to develop their professional knowledge and competencies required for success in the upper division. Please consult with your Advisement Report and your Academic Advisor.

* Eller Foundation Courses: Required to apply for Professional Admission into the Professional Program. Professional Admission is required in order to take all 300 & 400-level Professional Core and Major Courses.

** Business Emphasis Area: Students are required to take one Ethics course. This course must be completed priort to graduation; it does not need to be completed before applying for Professional Admission.

† Students must pass the BCOM 214 or BCOM 314R writing assessment for graduation, otherwise BCOM 315 (2 units) must be completed in addition to the above coursework.


 

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