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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. Sequencing of Global Miami Plan courses is flexible.

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
ENG 111 3
Physical Science + lab 4
Total Semester Hours 16
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
FYIC 8
STA 125 3
ECO 201 3
Global Perspectives 3
Total Semester Hours 17

Second Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO 202 3
ACC 221 3
ISA 225 3
Biological Science 3
BUS 284* 3
Total Semester Hours 15
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO 315 3
ACC 222 3
MGT 302 3
Humanities 3
ISA 235 3
Total Semester Hours 15

Third Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO Elective or ECO 311 3
ECO 317 3
FIN 301 3
MKT 291 3
Creative Arts 3
Elective 1
Total Semester Hours 16
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO 311 or ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
MGT 291 3
Thematic Sequence 3
Elective 4
Total Semester Hours 16

Fourth Year

First Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO Adv. Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
Thematic Sequence 3
BLS 342 3
Diversity/IP 3
Total Semester Hours 15
Second Semester
Course Number
of Hours
ECO Adv. Elective 3
Elective 3
Thematic Sequence 3
Global Perspectives 3
Business Capstone 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.

Created by FSB Advising, July 2017