Mar 17, 2018  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Business Economics Major (B.B.A.)

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Major code BB6124

College of Business
Bentley Annex 360
Athens, OH 45701
Phone:  740.593.2040
Fax:  740.593.0181

Rosemary Rossiter, contact person

Program Overview

The business economics major develops core skills which allow the analysis of business economics phenomenon and relationships. The major also studies the collective behavior of businesses and industries, governments and countries, and the globe as a whole. The major emphasizes logical thought used in problem-solving, observation and inference from data, and presenting ideas in writing and speech. The major includes the study of microeconomics and macroeconomics, classes in economic fields such as labor economics, managerial economics or energy economics, and the study of statistical analysis.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Freshmen will be admitted to the College on a selective basis. Normally, you will need to be in the top 20 percent of your high school class, with a strong college preparatory curriculum. You are expected to have above-average ACT or SAT scores and also have demonstrated leadership potential through participation in extracurricular activities or work experience. Members of groups that are historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.

Change of Program Policy

The College of Business allows a limited number of students from other Ohio University academic colleges to apply for transfer into the College of Business. It should be noted that the transfer requirements differ for students at the end of their freshmen year and students in their sophomore and junior years. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.

External Transfer Admission

Any student considering transfer to the College of Business is strongly encouraged to contact the College’s Office of Student Services as early as possible. You must be enrolled in the College before your senior year to allow for the College’s 32-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students majoring in business economics find employment as business analysts, financial analysts, market researchers and public policy researchers.


Major Hours Requirement

The business economics major requires a minimum of 120 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Business

View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Business.  

Economics Requirements

Complete the following courses:

Economics Option

Complete one of the following courses:

College of Business (COB) Requirements

Introductory Cluster Requirements

Complete the following courses:

Business Cluster Requirements

Complete the following courses:

Non-Business Required Hours

Every COB major must complete a minimum of 30 hours of classwork outside of the College of Business. The remaining hours consist of elective classes taken outside of the College of Business.

Individual Non-Business Required Courses

Complete the following courses:

Global Requirement

Complete one of the following three components:

1. Global Course Component

Complete 6 hours from the following courses:

2. Global Experience Component

You may arrange to meet this requirement by completing one of the following:

  1. a Global Consulting Project experience through the College of Business
  2. an approved international experience through the Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities
  3. an approved international experience through the Global Leadership Center

Contact the College of Business Student Services Office for details.

3. Foreign Language Component

Complete a foreign language through at least 2120.

Internship Requirement

Complete 3 hours of internship credit from the following:

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