Business-Economics- Bachelor of Science in Business

For information, contact the Department of Economics, 2054 FSB, 513-529-2836.

This curriculum is for students primarily interested in economics who also desire a broad background in business. It helps you understand how economic analysis informs decisions made by businesses and by consumers, how a market economy functions, and how governments determine economic policy. Economic analysis developed through the major is helpful in making independent, well-considered judgments.

Course work involves both required theory courses and electives. Theory courses provide common analytical background of modern economics and serve to build analytical skills. The generous number of electives allows you to pursue different fields, depending on your interests and educational background.

Honors in Economics

For details on honors in economics please see the departmental website

Program Requirements

Required courses
ECO 311Examining Economic Data and Models3
ECO 315Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECO 317Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
Select 15 hours in economics, at least six of those hours must be in courses that require ECO 315 and/or ECO 317 as prerequisite(s), which have a number of 410 or greater. 1,215
Total Credit Hours24

ECO 315 and ECO 317 must be taken at Miami. At least three additional hours of economics numbered 300 must be taken at Miami. Up to three hours of Summer Scholar credit can be applied toward the 15 hours of economics. Exceptions must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.


Prerequisites for all 300- and 400-level courses include ECO 201 and ECO 202 unless otherwise stated.

GPA requirement

You must achieve at least a 2.00 GPA in all economics courses taken.