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Business Economics

This sample plan is a supplement to your Degree Audit Report. Consult with your advisor on a regular basis for individual academic planning.  

GMP = Global Miami Plan course
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
CSE 148 3
GMP 3
GMP 3
Elective 1-2
Total Semester Hours 15-16
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
Elective or ECO 201 3
FYIC 8
GMP 3
ISA/STA 125 3
Total Semester Hours 17

Second Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ACC 221 3
ECO 201 or ECO 202 3
ISA 225 3
GMP 3
BUS 284* 3
Total Semester Hours 15
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ACC 222 3
ECO 202 or ECO 315 3
ISA 235 3
GMP 3
GMP 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Third Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO 311 or ECO Elective 3
ECO 315 or ECO 317 3
FIN 301 3
MKT 291 3
Thematic Sequence 3
Elective 1-2
Total Semester Hours 16-17
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO 317 or ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective or ECO 311 3
MGT 291 3
MGT 302 3
Thematic Sequence 3
Elective 2
Total Semester Hours 17

Fourth Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO Elective 3
ECO Adv Elective 3
BLS 342 3
Thematic Sequence 3
GMP 3
Elective 1
Total Semester Hours 16
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO Adv Elective 3
ECO Elective or Elective 3
Business Capstone 3
Diversity/IP 3
Elective 4
Total Semester Hours 16

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 Adv Electives include the following: ECO 411, 414, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420C, 420G, 423, 427, 441, 442, 451, 462, 465, and 468.
  • 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:

  • All students must earn 128 hours to graduate; minimum of 64 hours of non-business coursework required.
  • A 2.0 GPA overall and 2.0 GPA in business are required to graduate.
  • FSB students must select a thematic sequence outside the School of Business (ISA 2 is the only exception to this rule). You must declare your thematic sequence; contact sponsoring department to do so.
  • 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 to complete this requirement.

Created by FSB Advising, July 2016