College of Business & Economics

Department of Economics

Degree Requirements

Students in the business administration major with the track in economics complete 21 units in lower-level required courses, 33 units in upper-level required courses, and 21 units in economics. These requirements are for catalog year 2012-13 and later. If your catalog year is different, please refer to your specific catalog to view requirements.

Degree candidates intending to major in business administration are designated as “Pre-Business Administration” (PBUA) until admitted into the BUAD major. Students are required to meet each term with their assigned faculty adviser to evaluate their progress in completing the requirements for admission to major and the degree.

Lower-Level Business Administration Required Courses (21-22 units)

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 201 or
ACCT 211
Principles of Financial Accounting (3) or
Honors Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 202 or
ACCT 212
Principles of Managerial Accounting (3) or
Honors Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
ECON 201 or
ECON 203
Microeconomic Principles(3) or
Honors Microeconomic Principles (3)
ECON 202 or ECON 204 Macroeconomic Principles (3) or
Honors Macroeconomic Principles (3)
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3)
MATH 211 or
MATH 273
Calculus for Applications (3)
or Calculus I (4)
ECON 205 or
MATH 231 or 233
Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) or
Basic Statistics (3) or Honors Basic Statistics (3)
Completion of the Computer Proficiency Exam (CPE) with a passing score of 70 percent or higher.

Upper-Level BUAD Required Courses (33 units)

Course Number Course Name
BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)
Note: University Core: Advanced Writing Course (ENGL 317) is taken prior to or concurrent with BUSX 301.
BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3)
Note: Requires approved internship
EBTM 306 Fundamentals of Project Management and Business Decisions (3)
EBTM 337 Information Technology (3)
EBTM 311 Principles of e-Business (3)
EBTM 365 Principles of Operations Management (3)
FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3)
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3)
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3)
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3)
MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Sustainability (3)

NOTE: All accounting, business administration, and e-business majors are required to take the Comprehensive Test of Core Business Knowledge (PDF) in the capstone course, MNGT 481 Business Strategy.

Economics Courses (21 units)

Course Number Course Name
ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory (3)
ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
ECON 313 Money and Banking (3)
Four upper-level ECON electives (ECON 409 Managerial Economics is recommended; Neither ECON 306 nor an ECON 497 Internship may count as one of the track electives) (12)

College of Business & Economics

Phone: 410-704-3496
Fax: 410-704-2300

Office Location

Stephens Hall, Room 218
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address

College of Business & Economics
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001