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Business Economics - BS **No new applications are being accepted**

Program Overview:

The Business Economics major affords students an opportunity to combine knowledge of the structure and operation of our economy with the study of the many functional areas of business. Majors will also gain an awareness and appreciation of the global and technological forces at work shaping the environment in which businesses operate.

Graduates from the Business Economics major are highly sought after for their unique mix of analytic and applied business skills, and are well-suited for successful careers in business.

Program Contacts:

Dr. Yu-Jung Avis

Chair, Accounting, Finance & Economics Department


Program Webpage: Business Economics, BS

Program Requirements:

The Business Economics major at the College of Saint Rose gives students a solid understanding of today's global business environment and market structure. It combines in-depth study of economics theory with business applications. All Business Economics majors develop a comprehensive understanding in the various functional areas of accounting and business by completing the Accounting and Business Requirements; and they develop a focus in economics by completing the Economics Requirements.

Normally, once a student has matriculated in the Business Economics major at The College of Saint Rose, he or she must satisfy all remaining major requirements with Saint Rose courses. 

The minimum credit requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Business Economics at The College of Saint Rose is 122 credits, which consists of the following:


Accounting and Business Courses
42 credits
Economics Courses
18 credits
College-wide Liberal Education Requirements
41 credits
Additional Liberal and General Education Electives**
  8 credits
General Electives***
13 credits

**Additional Liberal and General Education electives include non-professional courses that may or may not have Liberal Education designation. Courses taken in professional fields such as accounting, business, nursing, education, medical technology or engineering are generally not recognized as courses fulfilling this requirement. Students must consult with their advisors in selecting these courses.

***The number of credits required may be less than 13. General Electives include any courses offered or accepted by The College of Saint Rose that can be applied toward the 122 credit hour graduation requirement.

Major in Business Economics (60 credits)

Accounting and Business Courses (42 credits)

ACC 121Principles of Financial Acctg


ACC 122Principles of Managerial Acctg


BUS 111Fundamentals of Business


BUS 199Fund of Business Colloquium


BUS 210Business Communications


BUS 219Management Info Systems


BUS 233Business Law 1


BUS 246Organizational Behavior


BUS 253Principles of Marketing


BUS 301Financial Management


BUS 352Quantitative Business Analysis


BUS 425Integrated Global Business


BUS 493Pre-Internship


BUS 494Internship


BUS 497Capstone Seminar


ACC/BUS/ECO Elective


Economics Courses (18 credits)

Select six courses from the following:

ECO 251Intermediate Macroeconomics


ECO 256Contempor Economic Issues


ECO 320Urban Economics


ECO 352Economics of Management


ECO 353Public Finance


ECO 357Environ & Development


ECO 365Money and Banking


ECO 378Intro to Econometrics


ECO 380Topics: Economic Issues

3 to 4

ECO 390Structure of American Industry


College-wide Liberal Education Requirements (41 credits)

Business Economics majors must complete the following courses as part of their Liberal Education requirements:

CSC 114Excel


ECO 205Principles of Macroeconomics


ECO 206Principles of Microeconomics


MAT 180College Algebra


Additional Liberal and General Education Electives (8 credits)

Business Economics majors must complete either MAT 184 Elementary Statistics or ECO 280 Business Statistics as an Additional Liberal and General Education elective.

General Electives (at most 13 credits required)

Additional Requirements, Prerequisites, and Recommendations
Business Economics majors are strongly encouraged to take MAT 180 College Algebra, MAT 184 Statistics or ECO 280 Business Statistics, and CSC 114 Excel, or their equivalents, in the first or sophomore year because these courses form an essential knowledge base for upper-level major courses. Students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in all courses required for the 60-credit Business Economics major.

Internship/Field Experiences/Study Abroad/Service:

A study abroad option is available to interested students who want to spend a semester at an approved college or university in another country. The approved courses taken will count toward the Business degree.

Required Course:

BUS 494Internship


Suggested 4 Year Course Plan:

This suggested plan is designed to give students an idea of how to balance their coursework over 8 semesters and to graduate within 4 years. Most students will need to take a minimum of 30 credits each year in order to meet the graduation requirement of a minimum of 122 overall credits.  It should be used along with your Degree Works worksheet and in consultation with your faculty advisor. It is meant as a guide, not a definitive list of courses that must be taken as written. Your faculty advisor will help you make any necessary adjustments during advisement.

Year 1:

Fall (16 credits)

BUS 111 Fundamentals of Business 3 cr

BUS 199 Fund of Business Colloquium 0 cr

ECO 205 Prin of Macro (L10) 3 cr

ENG 105 Exp Writ and Oral Com (L01) 4 cr

CSC 114 Excel (L08) 3 cr

Language (L02) 3 cr


Spring (15 credits)

BUS 210 Business Communications 3 cr

BUS 233 Business Law I 3 cr

ECO 206 Prin of Micro (L13) 3 cr

MAT 180 College Algebra (L07) 3 cr

History (L03) 3 cr



Year 2:

Fall (16 credits)
ACC 121 Prin Financial Accounting 3 cr

BUS 253 Principles of Marketing 3 cr

ECO Course 1   3 cr

Literature (L04) 4 cr

AHI, ART, COM, ENG, etc (L05) 3 cr


Spring (16 credits)
ACC 122 Managerial Accounting 3 cr

BUS 219 Management Info Systems 3 cr

BUS 246 Organizational Behavior 3 cr

ECO Course 2 3 cr

MAT 184 Elementary Statistics 4 cr

or ECO 280 Business Statistics


Year 3:

Fall (16 credits)

BUS 301 Financial Management 3 cr

BUS 352 Operations Management 3 cr

ECO Course 3 3 cr

PHI Business Ethics 3 cr

or another L06 course (L06)

Science (L09) 4 cr


Spring (16 credits)

BUS 493 Pre-internship 0 cr

ECO Course 4 3 cr

ANT, CJS, PSY, SOC, etc (L11) 3 cr

ACC, BUS, ECO Elective 3 cr

Additional Lib & Gen Ed Elective 1 4 cr

General Electives 3 cr

Year 4:

Fall (14 credits)
BUS 425 Integrated Global Business 3 cr

BUS 494 Internship 3 cr

ECO Course 5 3 cr

Additional Lib & Gen Ed Elective 2 3 cr

Additional Lib & Gen Ed Elective 3 1 cr

PED (L12) 1 cr


Spring (13 credits)

BUS 497 Integrated Business Exp 3 cr

ECO Course 6 3 cr

Additional Lib & Gen Ed Elective 4 3 cr

Additional Lib & Gen Ed Elective 5  3 cr

PED (L12) 1 cr

Professional Accreditations:

The College of Saint Rose, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province, is chartered by the Board of Regents of New York State. All of its degrees and programs are registered and its professional programs fully approved by the Board of Regents through New York State Education Department.

The College of Saint Rose is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Admissions and Financial Aid Information:

The Undergraduate Admissions Office begins review of Freshman applications each fall in late September for the following Fall. Students are encouraged to submit a complete an application as early as November. The Admissions Team will return a decision on complete applications within just three weeks. The College awards academic scholarships at the same time.

What Makes an Application Complete

  • Online or Paper application (fee waived for online applicants!)
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official Transcripts for any College Level Courses
  • SAT or ACT scores  (See Test Optional FAQ's)
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Counselor or Teacher
  • Essay or Graded Paper
  • Applicants may also apply via the Common Application Online.
  • Art applicants are required to complete a portfolio review.

Admissions contact information (telephone number, admissions web pages)

Scholarships and Financial Aid

See Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid section for more information.

The Bottom Line

The total cost of The College of Saint Rose (including tuition, fees, room and board) is one of the lowest of any private college in the Northeast, and we still award more than $25 million in Saint Rose scholarships, grants and financial aid.

Take a look at our bottom line, and view a cost comparison with a four-year public institution.

More about Financial Aid

Financial Aid is defined as any grant, scholarship, loan, or employment opportunity given with the express purpose of assisting you with education-related expenses to make you education affordable. Financial Aid is awarded on the basis of student need and the availability of funds.

The Admission and Financial Aid teams have designed a Guide to Scholarships and Financial Aid to help prospective students and families get to the bottom line and find that The College of Saint Rose is one of the lowest of any private college in the Northeast--while maintaining powerful academic opportunities.

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