Minor in Economics

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The minor in Economics is designed for students with no background in Economics. Students will learn how a society makes economic decisions in allocating its scarce resources. Students will also learn how individuals, businesses and the government work together towards achieving the goals of a society. The minor consists of courses which are applied in nature so that students with a diverse background may find it beneficial. Students with a background in Economics may find a wide array of employment opportunities in local, state and federal government, in private sector, and in international organizations including the United Nations organizations and the Peace Corps. The minor will also help students succeed in graduate studies in all business disciplines including Finance, Management and Marketing, and will help those willing to pursue law degree or other professional training. For guidance and recommendations concerning the minor in Economics, please contact the above named faculty.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply ethical and legal principles to business environment
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge in the areas of business math, economics, accounting, finance, and operations management needed to make sound business decisions
  • Apply knowledge in the fields of management, business knowledge management, and marketing to different business environments
  • Integrate the knowledge acquired in the program to analyze a business, identify its strengths and weaknesses, and determine what changes can be made for improvement
  • Conduct independent research relevant to business-related issues
  • Demonstrate written and oral presentation skills expected of a business school graduate
  • Develop a global business perspective based on the knowledge of foreign business environments and cultures


Requirements for the Minor (8 courses; 36 quarter units)
Prerequisites for the Minor (2 courses; 9 quarter units)
Core Requirements (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Plus any two of the following (2 courses; 9 quarter units)