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Business Economics

This sample plan is for students admitted to business after one year and is intended for students who started at Miami in Fall 2017. If you started at Miami before Fall 2017, please consult with an advisor. This sample plan is a supplement to your Degree Audit Report. Consult with your advisor on a regular basis for individual academic planning.  

IP = Intercultural Perspectives
FYIC = First-Year Integrated Core (BUS 101, BUS 102, ESP 103, BUS 104)
*BUS/ENG/STC 284 formerly known as BUS/ENG/STC 308, fulfills Advanced Writing

First Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
MTH 151 5
ENG 111 3
Science 3
Humanities 3
Elective 2
Total Semester Hours 16
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO 201 3
Creative Arts 3
Science w/Lab 4
Diversity/IP 3
Elective 3
Total Semester Hours 16

Second Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ACC 221 3
FYIC 8
ECO 202 3
Global Perspectives 3
Total Semester Hours 17
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ACC 222 3
STA 125 3
CSE 148 3
ECO Elective 3
Global Perspectives 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Third Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ISA 225 3
ISA 235 3
ECO 315 or 317 3
FIN 301 3
Thematic Sequence 3
Total Semester Hours 15
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO 317 or 315 3
ECO 311 or ECO Elective 3
MGT 291 3
MKT 291 3
BUS 284* 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Fourth Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO Adv Elective 3
ECO Elective or ECO 311 3
Business Capstone 3
MGT 302 3
Thematic Sequence 3
Total Semester Hours 15
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO Adv Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
BLS 342 3
Thematic Sequence 3
Elective 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Departmental Notes:

  • A 2.0 GPA is required in all ECO courses to graduate.
  • Students must complete at least 9 hours of Advanced Economics (above 300 level) at Miami, including ECO 315 and 317.
  • The major requires 15 hours of ECO Electives, at least 6 of those hours must be in courses that require ECO 315 or 317 as a pre-requisite (known as ECO Adv. Electives and numbered 410 or above).
    • ECO Electives include the following: ECO 301, 321, 325, 331, 332, 342, 344, 347, 356, 361, 373, 385, 405, 406, and 407.
    • Advanced ECO Electives include the following: ECO 411, 414, 418, 423, 427, 441, 442, 451, 461, 462, and 465.
  • ECO 405 may satisfy the Business Capstone and ECO Elective requirement.
  • It is strongly advised that students do not take ECO 315 and 317 in the same semester.
  • Additional Resources:

General Requirements:

  • Must earn 124 hours to graduate; minimum of 52 hours of non-business coursework required.
  • 2.0 GPA overall and 2.0 GPA in business required to graduate.
  • FSB students must select a non-business thematic sequence (some exceptions - consult your advisor).
  • Pre-requisite information available in the Miami Bulletin.
  • Diversity courses may meet GMP Intercultural Perspectives.
  • Most FSB students satisfy GMP Experiential Learning with an internship; students must register for ECO 340 or 340W to complete this requirement.

Revised by FSB Advising, July 2017