Department Information

Chair:
Kathleen Burke
Old Main, Room 136
Phone: 607-753-4109
Fax: 607-753-5983
Email:
economics.department
@cortland.edu

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Program Details

Business Economics: Concentration in International Business and Economics [BUSE/IBE] (Major)

The concentration in international business and economics addresses the complexity of the economy through a variety of international course offerings, including course work in economic development, international trade and finance, and comparative analysis of different economies. For more information about this program, contact the Economics Department.

Career Potential

  • Exchange rate risk manager
  • Import/export manager
  • Foreign exchange trader
  • International law and business

A. Required Core in Economics: 21 credit hours

Note: A minimum grade of C in the foundational classes (ECO 105, ECO 110 and ECO 111) is required for all economics and business economics majors before taking upper-level courses that require any of these foundational classes as prerequisites.

  • ECO 105 - Political Economy and Social Thought (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 111 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 221 - Economic Statistics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 301 - Economics of the Firm (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 352 - Finance (3 cr. hr.)
Select:
  • ECO 222 - Mathematical Economics (3 cr. hr.) or
    Calculus sequence:
  • MAT 121 - Calculus A (3 cr. hr.) and
  • MAT 122 - Calculus B (3 cr. hr.)
B. Required Core in Management: 18 credit hours
  • CAP 100 - Introduction to Computer Applications (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 250 - Principles of Management (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 254 - Principles of Accounting I (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 423 - Computer Applications in Economics and Management (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 454 - Strategic Management (3 cr. hr.)
Select one of the following:
  • MGT 385 - Human Resource Management (3 cr. hr.) or
  • MGT 253 - Principles of Marketing (3 cr. hr.)
C. Elective Courses: 12 credit hours from the following courses:
  • ECO 304 - Comparative Economic Systems (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 305 - Political Economy of Globalization (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 311 - Economic Development (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 312 - Economic Development of Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 313 - Economic Development of Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 401 - Co-op Education/Internship in Economics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 421 - Econometrics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 441 - International Trade (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 443 - International Finance (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120