Sep 21, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Economics (B.B.A.)


48 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

Before enrollment in upper-level business classes, students must apply for admission to their major. (See Admission to the Beacom School of Business Majors .)

Complete the following courses:


In addition to completing the pre-major business core , students must complete the following courses.  (All classes are planned to be offered both Fall and Spring semesters on campus, unless otherwise noted. Course rotations are subject to change. Students should consult with their advisors for updates in sequencing. University Center - Sioux Falls students should reference the rotation schedule provided through the University Center - Sioux Falls website.)

Additional Requirements


Students must also complete an intensive writing course (1-3 credits) and enough Advanced Free Electives to achieve a minimum of 60 credits at the 300/400 level. Most economics majors must complete 9-11 credits of Advanced Free Electives to meet this minimum.  (See Degree Requirements on Beacom School of Business page.) 

Elective Categories


Advanced Free Electives

Courses at the junior-senior level chosen from any college/school at USD on the basis of the student’s interest are called Advanced Free Electives.

School of Business Electives

Courses at the junior-senior level that must be selected in the fields of accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, or health services administration are called School of Business Electives.

Free Electives

Courses chosen from any college/school at USD on the basis of the student’s interest are called Free Electives. These electives may be at any level and are only tested by meeting the 120 credit hour requirement.

B.B.A. / M.B.A. Fast-Track Option


Business majors meeting requirements for entry into the Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program may opt to complete both the B.B.A and M.B.A. concurrently. Students who pursue this fast-track option will be awarded their undergraduate and graduate degrees simultaneously, upon completion of the two programs.

The course requirements for the B.B.A., which are listed above, are the same for USD undergraduate students planning to pursue the B.B.A./M.B.A. Fast-Track Option. The program gives students the opportunity to begin their M.B.A. program earlier and complete both programs in a timelier manner. Students must complete the requirements of the M.B.A. program in accordance with the graduate catalog. The minimum number of credits to achieve both degrees is 153 hours.