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Curriculum

In the first two years, students complete these introductory courses:

  • Microeconomics (4 units)
  • Macroeconomics (4 units)
  • Accounting (4 units)
  • Statistics (4 units)
  • Calculus (4 units)
  • Business Research and Forecasting (2-4 units).

In the final two years, students take two required courses (8 units total):

  • Intermediate Microeconomics OR Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Management Principles OR Applied Management Science

Students also choose four or five courses (16-20 units) from either of the following:

  • Economics Electives: History of Economic Thought, American Economic History, Money & Banking, World Poverty and Economic Development, Globalization, and Practicum in Economics.
  • Business Electives: Entrepreneurship & New Venture Development, Change & Innovation, Corporate Finance, Investments & Portfolio Management, Business Law, Marketing, Management, and Practicum in Business.

Electives are taken in any combination, based upon student interests, and all students enroll in a 1-unit integrative-interdisciplinary seminar during senior year. Many students also complete a second major or minor: mathematics, foreign language, philosophy, communication studies, or computer science.

Upper division courses focus on individual inquiry and research. Using qualitative and quantitative data and methods, faculty emphasize careful examination of issues, formulation of hypotheses, and interpretation of research results, as well as written and oral communication, including assessment and dialogue with peers and faculty. Classes use debates, presentations, case studies, and team-projects to stimulate diverse ideas and perspectives. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a practicum with a local company or organization to gain applied experience and strengthen competencies. The final semester includes an integrated seminar covering the full breadth of economics and business from a Christian perspective.